Aug 20th — Oct. 22nd Aug. 27th - Night of the show, 6-10pm new artists bi-monthly!
About the Artist
“This series themed and titled “Shame Free Livin'” is where I am currently dwelling in what id like to think is my constantly changing relationship with my myself, my gender, and the world around me – as well as ITS relationship with me and my gender… For the life of me, I cant think of a less pretentious sounding way to say that – trust me, i tried.
“Where Im currently dwelling” is a place of love and appreciation for myself, my body, what its done for me and how resiliently its made it through some rough and unkind things I have put it through in the pursuit of ideals I have since come to question.
“Where Im currently dwelling” is a place of frustration with the endless self-explaining and justification feminist-minded people (women and men) have to engage in. Can you be a “hot” feminist? Can you wear makeup and be feminist-minded? Can men and women alike revel in the beauty of a woman’s form (your own even) while respecting their minds and strength? Yes yes yes yes yes to that and so much more.
“Where Im currently dwelling” is a place of giving myself permission to be who i want to be and present the art and imagery i want to, while trying not to lose sight of my intent in any of those actions.
So as highfalutin and self-involved as that all sounds, really all i want to do is share with you beautifully, lovingly rendered images of women. Idealized images of what we’ve been conditioned to see as both more and less desirable bodies – each of them babes, the SUBJECT of my appreciation but not an OBJECT in my gaze, vulnerable but not victims, none of them apologetic.
Theres a script piece included with this series of babes as a reminder to engage in what I am calling “shame-free livin'” – both for people unabashedly accepting and relishing in their own beauty, AND for those appreciating another’s beauty from the outside. Neither need be ashamed as long as we are respectful, and stay engaged in and aware of our motives and our intent.
‘K thanks, please enjoy my work, babes are rad, and thank you to Rev Billy and Amanda for having a safe space for people to share their art.