Polymorph

Feminist Katya Usvitsky explores "the malleability of the female body" through pervasive pantyhose

by Janine Stankus Pantyhose, nylons, stockings—whatever you call them, if you’re a woman you’ve worn them, and you may well scorn them. Artist Katya Usvitsky casts a long look on this classic undergarment for her upcoming exhibition, “Polymorph,” a tactile exploration of the female body. “Polymorph” began with the suggestive piece, “Daughter,” comprising a recessed bunch of stockinged bulbs, and has evolved to include a …

Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom

Reflecting on pin-up photography's hottest femme fatale

In a time of rampant racism and sexism, before the word feminism had entered the American lexicon, there was a culture of taboo surrounding scantily clad pin-up girls that was dominated by men with cameras. In a scenario where women were always on one side the lens, an industrious young lady made a name for herself on both. The stunning Bunny Yeager started as a …