Cindy Baker is an interdisciplinary and performance artist whose practice explores gender culture, queer theory, fat activism, and art theory, often with a focus on the ways weakening, disabled, obese, or otherwise socially taboo bodies fail to meet the demands of capitalist, consumer culture.
This exhibition includes two distinct but related bodies of work. Crash Pad is a combination of drawing, video projection, and patterned wallpaper that depicts scenes of loving, domestic intimacy between everyday women with disabilities and chronic health issues. Trucker Bombs is a series of lightbox installations that speak to the pressures put on even able bodies to perform productivity under capitalism.
Image Credit: Cindy Baker, Trucker Bomb 12 (detail), 2014, digital photo transparency lightbox, 14 x 10 in. Image courtesy of the artist.