Artist Deborah Hamon Takes a Stand on the Flag

Deborah Hamon’s American Girl (2007). Photo: Courtesy of DFN Gallery.

Deborah Hamon’s cocky summer girl cuts an imposing figure in her sporty blue shorts, but on a second glance you'll realize that something's amiss on the tarmac here. The idealized everygirl we see is just that — Hamon's painted her into a photograph. She's one of the "Dangerous Women" hanging in a group show at DFN Gallery through August 29. This is where Julie Taymor should be looking for her MJ. —Emma Pearse