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As a visual artist I focus on sex, love, and violence. I create stories about survivors of sexual violence in an effort to transcend the tragedy and promote visibility and a voice for a demographic of society that's often silenced. In exploring the complexities of men’s violence and how it affects all people, I invite viewers to reflect and examine how they themselves operate within this culture of toxic masculinity.
"Oh, Bouy" is an expansive exploration into the complexity of manhood in contemporary American society. Informed, inspired, and directed by my personal experiences with rape, racism, and domestic abuse, I created a collection of photos, poems, and films that helped me navigate both my recovery and the social landscape of the American male. The series is a culmination of four bodies of work spread out through year of 2016 as I was just beginning to speak out against rape culture and advocate for survivors. My mission with this body of work was to navigate my recovery all the while promoting the need for more men to be involved in discussions of consent and sexual violence in hopes of better educating the next generation of men. With this said, the series as a whole examines rape culture, toxic masculinity, and the psyche of a recovering rape survivor.
EXPO Chicago 2017
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60605
Work is available for pick-up from ShopColumbia at the close of the exhibition, 619 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 for Free by appointment. Please choose "STORE PICKUP" for shipping Method. Work can also be shipped via FedEx and the estimated cost of shipping is $24.
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