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[NSFW] Protesting Trump With Portraits of Boobs

Western Editions stages a "Peep Show" in San Francisco this month.

Diana Shi

Diana Shi

All images courtesy the artists and Western Editions

Anybody care to revisit the 2016 election? For many, memories from November 9 are better left suppressed. To others, the unexpected ascendency of Donald J. Trump to the presidency warrants action. For Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, collectively known as Western Editions, creating art helps to vocalize their distress and angst, so the duo is staging a show dedicated to two of the most defining features of the female body: breasts. Entitled Peep Show and featuring predominantly female-identifying artists, the show takes a stand for women and against America's fearfully less-than-femme-friendly president.

The curators of the show began developing special-edition feminist prints and posters around the time that the election results spread their first shockwaves. The results signified a clear indication to the artists "that the rights of women and the LGBTQ community were being encroached upon." The show as a whole includes a slew of media, from textile work to glossy magazine editorial photos to minimalist prints.

"We knew that we wanted to contribute and support the rights and organizations that we cared for. We did so by donating a portion of the sales of the prints that emerged during this time to Planned Parenthood," Western Editions tells Creators.

Alice Wiese

Alice Wiese

Instructions for a Freedom, Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski

Andres Barraza of Tio Cuchillos

Audrey Bodisco

Jackie Hancock

Meghan Shimek. Photo: Erin Conger

Meghan Shimek. Photo: Erin Conger

Togetherness, Laura Berger

Western Editions

Western Editions

Peep Show shows at Mule Gallery in San Francisco May 5 to May 26, 2017. To see a full list of all the artists participating in Peep Show, visit the show's event page.

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