Explore perversion in Beyond Lolita. Inspired by Vladimir Nabokovs controversial bookLolita
, artist Suzanne Banning took photos of herself. The images include her dancing around a studio topless, dressed as a schoolgirl (complete with pigtails, but missing panties), in a polka-dot bikini or in a tight gingham dress. Banning read the book and lots of criticism of it to prepare for her role as what Nabokov calls a nymphet. Her images bring out the dual personality of a young girl who is both a sexually domineering seductress and a naive, attention-starved victim.
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Looking at photos such as Lolita 19 (enjoying midnight cherries), in which Banning sits, legs apart, in a polka-dot bikini eating cherries off her fingers, or Lolita 30 (upskirt voyeur), you cant help but shudder at the creepiness of it all. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. New Gallery/Thom Andriola, 2627 Colquitt. Through November 24. For information, call 713-520-7053 or visit www.newgallery.net. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Oct. 20. Continues through Nov. 24, 2007