As a Black woman artist and emerging arts administrator, I am curious about the sex and politics surrounding the Black and Brown female body and how people begin to undo the negative both historical and present day ramifications of profiting from this nuanced gaze. Negative stigmas around sex will have people condemn marginalized women for being sexual beings, look at them as tools for another’s self satisfaction, while completely disregarding their self pleasure and bodily autonomy. Analyzing self pleasure as a means of reclaiming one’s own sexuality, with variations of colors used to give breadth to the range of colors that make up these communities. The real people behind the inspiration of these completed works are what help to compel and encourage me as an artist and creative.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Britton Farrell is pursuing a master’s degree in the Arts Administration and Policy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Originally from the Metro-Detroit area, she received her Bachelors of Art with double minors in African American Studies and Art History from Wayne State University. Before attending SAIC, Britton worked with local nonprofit organizations through youth development and engagement initiatives.
Her artwork has been featured in Wayne State Universities Graduating Seniors virtual exhibition and the Trap Music Museums Juneteenth art exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. Her interests revolve around providing an outlet for artistic expression for BIPOC artists and topics, and those in pursuit of enhancing their creative minds.
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