WHAT: Ankora-Seifuku, at Corkin Gallery (55 Mill, building 61, 416-979-1980), to May 31.
WHY: Suzuki digitally transposes her face onto the bodies of life-sized, highly sexualized Japanese mannequins, putting a human face on the manufactured females in a way that highlights the bizarre gap between male fanatsy and women’s reality. In a country where only 40.8 per cent of women are currently in the workforce (an all-time high), Suzuki’s hybridized images offer some pointed commentary to a society that still prefers its women to be doting housewives or glorified Manga pin-ups.
BUZZ: Suzuki has shown internationally in group and solo exhibits in Europe and Asia, including the third Women’s Art Festival, Fantastic Asia: New Relations Within The Invisible Borders, at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul. She won the Higashikawa photography prize in 2005.