Artist Bria Lauren explores the psyche
of eight women in March 11 exhibition
Artist Bria Lauren's exhibition "Naked," opening March 11 at the Community Artists' Collective, gives real women the opportunity to truthfully tell their story of struggle, adversity, insecurity and perseverance.
Her photographic exhibition challenges the reverberated appropriation that society has placed upon the black woman's attitude, image and role.
"In order to assess the black woman experience," she explains, "we must defy objective measures and acquire insights from the oppressed group in order to accurately understand why we believe what we believe to be true."
Initially created as a documentary narrative, Naked intends to reveal the raw essence of eight women who dare to break their silence and boldly reveal their scars. The visual narrative is not intended to create a sense of radical separatism between majority and minority groups nor does it aim to place blame and portray the black woman experience from a victimizing standpoint. Read more