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Sophia Narrett's Colorfully Embroidered Narratives

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 14 Aug 2014
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 “Through the creation of stylized fictional situations, I imagine stories of embodiment, beauty, eroticism, personality, fear, and resignation within a collapsing fantasy. I give myself the license and responsibility to depict precarious desires that chase idealized bodies, the picturesque landscape or garden, luxury, high fashion, and generalized narratives of history and role-play. Decadence, by its very nature, is too much, so the fantasy exposes itself or becomes empty. Whether due to a liberated, idiosyncratic sexuality, or as a result of a sick internalization of the male gaze, repression, and social conditioning, for me, a female heterosexuality is constructed in relation to images of women. My project moves between these spaces of liberation and possession, in terms of sexuality as well as material desires.” —Sophia Narrett

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