E.V. Day’s Chanel Shazam 1 depicts Kembra Pfahler coolly composed in a Chanel Power Suit in a clinical white austere setting that brings to mind a traditional art gallery. In the photograph, Pfahler stiffly reaches to touch another of Day’s exploded couture sculptures, Bridal Supernova. The control and tension in the image is palpable; the delicate explosion of Bridal Supernova serves as a precursor for the transcendental experience of the Chanel Shazam 2.
Using the Chanel Shazam sculpture as a stage, E.V. Day’s Chanel Shazam 2 photograph captures Kembra Pfahler, the cobalt blue lead singer of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, in full manifestation as futurist rock goddess. Pfahler's naked superwoman energy embodies the impulse and energy of Day’s couture explosions, suggesting her avant-guard energy literally explodes the conservative garment off her body.