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Yuliya Lanina: "Liberation"
15 October 2005 17:32 PM

An ambitious work of sculpture on paper, Yuliya Lanina’s “Liberation” stretches larger than life size, taller than a beautiful woman with outstretched arms—which it depicts, in proudly nude, young flesh. A hodgepodge of materials and symbols, part hippie, part new age, part sun goddess and misplaced seventies feminist vibes, “Liberation” encases attractive brown flesh in plaster cast, golden wings painted open, butterflies with great big eyes and great long human tails afloat around her. If her golden halo marks her as otherworldly, her sketchy cocoon grounds her back down on mother earth.

—Lori Waxman
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