Objectifying is an exhibition of contemporary sculpture by Elisa Ortega Montilla. Montilla is a Spanish artist currently living in Goleta. Her work explores the objectification of women’s bodies and mixes fine woodworking with repurposed textiles, mostly women’s undergarments. Montilla’s work explores three fundamental parts of who she is: her experience of being a woman and her feminist values; her feelings of acculturation from living in the US while maintaining her Spanish identity; and her opposition to consumerism and commitment to environmental sustainability.
Montilla’s work was included in SLOMA’s Digital Artist-in-Residency program, featured in early 2020.