Contact print of constructed negative
14" x 11"
MJ Viano Crowe’s contact print of a constructed negative titled “The Bake Off”, has a setting that is more psychological than literal. The image is bisected by a suited 50’s style male figure, separating the two female figures into left and right tableaux. The right hand figure confronts us with a robotic gaze as she mechanically dumps out a Bundt cake. One feels that the Overlord has trapped her in her domestic cage. The female on the left is engaged with the exiting male, their hands have become an abstract tangle, yet her gaze is averted, just an ornament atop a fruity desert within a bottomless black void.