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" Buckman takes issue with that commanding voice, teasing out how patriarchal authority insidiously permeates our ideas of femininity and the ways we practically deal with women’s bodies... [Her works] get at ideas about the feminine — how it is a complex blend of that “soft hand” weaponized when curled into a fist, when imprisoned inside a glove, in those instances when a woman has to fight."
" [A] visceral quality translates across Buckman's use of media... And she addresses fraught topics: giving birth, eventual death; the attack on women's healthcare and Planned Parenthood; the duality in hip-hop's language; existing within a patriarchy... For her, it's about consciousness -specifically, raising it - whether that's through shock, confusion, laughter, silence."
The delightful, pastel and powerful Zoe Buckman, who pounces on the viewer with inexorable feminine observations. It is not just the pronouncement of intertwining the masculine truculent voice metaphorically channeled through boxing gloves..., which makes her work rich and incandescent in its visceral will to achieve the strength and fight of women, but to display that either one or many are powerful; unafraid to be netted together in unity. By the same token, this metaphor conveys the often beaten down quality that women face each day."

Zoë Buckman was born in 1985 in Hackney, East London. She studied at The International Center of Photography (GS ‘09) and was awarded an Art Matters Grant in 2017.  She has shown in solo exhibitions at Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Papillion Art, Los Angeles; Project for Empty Space, Newark; Garis & Hahn Gallery, Los Angeles; and Milk Gallery, New York. Group exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London; …


The Standard, Hollywood
Hollywood, CA
February 27, 2018 – February 27, 2020


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Heartbreakingly, it seems that grief and trauma are going to be experiences that unite more of us than they divide... so, though I don’t usually share works in progress, here’s some things I began working on last year.
Shortly after my Mum died I found a grief counselor in Brooklyn and we began a process called EMDR.
This is a modality that accesses the left and right brain alternately whilst you think of an overwhelming, stuck memory until the brain is able to move and matabolize it.
After some weeks, and us only having just scratched the surface, she said she felt intuitively that I might have other traumas that needed addressing and asked me to speak about my experience with men and violence.
I shared a few things that I won’t go into here. She decided to park the grief work for a bit so that we could work through those memories.
It’s a long fucking road. My summer involved me having to create a “trauma map” for her to work off, which I did whilst finishing the ceramic works for my last solo show.
The series I’m currently working on is an expansion of my last show and I’m calling it Show Me Your Bruises Then!, but I’m not finding this time to be furtile ground for creativity so don’t know when I’ll return to my practice... and I’m learning how to surrendour to that too.
I’ve found EMDR effective, tangible, and fascinating. I wish everyone who needed it had access to it 🖤
Ink, thread, vintage textiles.
#showMeYourBruisesThen #emdr #zoebuckman

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Day 14 of isolation and we’re channeling our inner George Harrison haard over here!🙏 trying to get that natural high up ya get me. (mantras for the divine Femanine: Radha, and the divine couple: Radha-Krishna. And for the guru Prabhupad.) bless up! One.x #radheRadhe ...

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Not won it. No. Not at all. Not yet., 2020.

Work in progress. Time on my hands init. #heavyRag #zoebuckman title lifted from the writing of the late great Mama Bux #jennieBuckman

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