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From Alexander Castro’s article for Mercury:

Rivera’s much-praised series (which has been featured in the New York Times) stars her domestic partner BJ Lillis in various states of dressing up and dressing down. Embodying feminine and masculine in equal measure, Lillis is a fierce, sometimes stoic or stern, model, and Rivera a compassionate chronicler. As her photographs seek to reify and honor Lillis’ femininity, they elevate his androgyny rather than parody it. See “Metamorphosis,” which places Lillis against a swath of dignified Renaissance blue. Of the 18 works Weiss selected, most will hang in the Studio Gallery, while two will occupy the Griswold House library in hopes of conversing with the 19th-century work there.

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