images via Justine Lai
Sex and Crime is something we all know about. Sex and Politics still is a matter-of-fact nobody speaks about. Painter Justine Lai neither does. She just paints it. In her playful but not pornographic paintings she shows herself in - let's say intimate interaction with America's presidents: Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt and Reagan; in her paintings, she has them all - in chronological order.
She describes her intention as follows:
The presidency itself is a seemingly immortal and impenetrable institution; by inserting myself in its timeline, I attempt to locate something intimate and mortal. I use this intimacy to subvert authority, but it demands that I make myself vulnerable along with the Presidents.
Find more of her wonderful "Join or Die"-series here.