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The Leah Yaun Exhibit

About Her Exhibit…

This piece is titled “Fear of Him”.

It is about a time in my life when I kept quiet about a series of situations in fear of what would happen if I spoke up.

It is too common that women are belittled by boys because boys think they can do anything they want.

I think it is important to note that women are so much stronger than what society views us as.

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Instagram: @Leah_Made_Art

More Exhibits

The Jalynn Baker Exhibit

Breaking Beautiful was my first organized effort to advocate for myself and other women. Throughout girlhood, I had received the message that beauty should look a certain way from the media and society. My hair, my body, my skin were all an affront to this standardized definition. As I looked around my college campus, I saw a world of beauty to be celebrated. My intention with this portrait series was to reclaim our power as women to define beauty for ourselves and to give voice to the uniqueness of each individual.

The Mera Ragsdale Exhibit

My paintings question the way we look at feminine bodies especially in comparison to how masculine bodies are viewed. In art history, the objectification and presentation of female bodies and an accepted way to present and view them has long been prevalent, specifically as non-threatening objects of sexual desire. My work questions these long accepted practices and empowers my subjects to visually challenge the viewer.

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