One of my images from my self portrait series I did in the fall got chosen to be in a show called Now Knowing at Cara and Cabezas contemporary. I was really excited and nervous about the whole thing, but overall I think it was a great experience for me.
Here are some images from the opening night
(That’s me in the red^)
The show was from March 23 - May 5
It got a lot of attention, and my friend CJ who co curated the show did an excellent job! My piece sold the first weekend, which was super exciting!
Before the last weekend of the show a Kansas City Newspaper called the Pitch did an article about the show and talked about me/my work in it! My image was also printed in the newspaper; which was terrifying and cool all at the same time.
Here is a link to the article > http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/now-knowing-cara-cabezas/Content?oid=2868627
I got a lot of comments about my image most good, but I did get some inappropriate sexist remarks which was disappointing.
My image is a nude self portrait of myself where I explore themes of sexuality and the inner struggle of piecing together my own sexuality. It is hard for people to look past a nude body and think of anything more then sex, but that is not the point of my image. I encourage people to look at it critically and get past that narrow mind set.
Here is a link to my image on the Cara Y Cabezas tumblr http://caraandcabezas.tumblr.com/post/22267845563