Obelisk Home

  • Address : 214 W. Phelps, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 616-6488
  • Website : www.obeliskhome.com
  • Hours of Operation : 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. T- F; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Impressive Instant, The Art of Colby Kern Morrell.

Artist Statement: “We live in a society where everyone is racing to be first—to be the strongest, richest, fastest, and most liked. Men especially have this pressure to maintain a certain image, to constantly prove their masculinity to the world. Women have societal expectations too, but it is never a big deal if a woman exhibits masculine characteristics. However, if a man exhibits feminine characteristics, he’s subjected to endless ridicule. It’s ok for girl to look like a boy, but not ok for a boy to look like a girl? Why is that?

“I have always been interested in the image of the young man. What are his motivations, fears, and desires? How does what he perceives society expects of him alter his behavior? My goal is to illuminate the vulnerability of the men I shoot. In doing so, my subject and I create an honest exploration of the vulnerabilities of being a man.

I believe it is our vulnerabilities that make us better beings. They enable us to connect with people. When you stand in front of camera, you expose your vulnerabilities and open yourself up to emotional and psychological risk. …”

 

Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Impressive Instant, The Art of Colby Kern Morrell. Artist Statement: “We live in a society where everyone is racing to be first—to be the strongest, richest, fastest, and most liked. Men especially have this pressure to maintain a certain image, to constantly prove their masculinity to the world. […]

  • 214 W. Phelps, Springfield, MO 65806
  • (417) 616-6488
  • www.obeliskhome.com
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. T- F; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat