Anna Millholland's "The Women"
Denver, CO based artist, Anna Millholland, devles into the psyche of American women and their obsession with finding a husband and reality TV with The Women:
"ABC's reality show The Bachelor depicts a grim (and highly watchable) fantasy where women compete to go on a series of lavish dates and, ultimately, win a husband. The show is designed and edited to promote some of America's favorite content - cat fights, commodity fetishism, and, supremely, the idea that a woman is not complete until she is married. "The Women" is based on a photograph of my grandmother and her sisters in a candid moment of joy. Their clothing and hairstyles allude to a time when the antiquated values peddled by The Bachelor were as accepted in reality as they are on the reality show, while their body language intimates a level of sincerity and closeness that is not often seen on American television. The text gleefully details a misandrist dream of what would happen if the women fell in love with each other and decided to just keep kicking it in a tricked out house while fucking with this dude. It is at the opposite end of the crazy spectrum that the show is on, but describes an even more unattainable fantasy."