"Forest Bed Blanket (Black Velvet)" (2001)

"Forest Bed Blanket (Black Velvet)," 2001
C-print, 35 x 44 inches
Edition of 5
Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

"Having a boy play a girl (and when I say ‘play a girl’ I don’t mean that he is represented as a girl, because he is represented as a young man) is complicated. He knows he’s looking at photographs of a girl and copying those poses. So the audience sees him as a man, but he can only see himself as a woman, because that’s the model he’s looking at. It was a really interesting exchange."

- Collier Schorr