About the Artist
Sally Brown is an artist, curator and writer currently based in Morgantown. She holds a Bachelor of Arts-Studio Art, a Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts- Art History and Feminist Theory. She is a member of the College Art Association National Committee on Women in the Arts, edits the online journal Les Femmes Folles, and currently serves as Exhibits Coordinator for West Virginia University Libraries. Her artwork including drawing, painting and performance, explores womanhood, motherhood and the body. She has exhibited her work in spaces nationally and in the UK and has public artwork in downtown Morgantown. She has won two awards for illustration for Intimates and Fools and Leaves of Absence, both with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman. Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, Women’s Art Journal and Artslant, among others. She has curated group shows in Omaha, Nashville, Pittsburgh and Morgantown.
About Artist’s Work:
These “Art Time, Mama” self portrait drawings of my sometimes pregnant nude form using children’s media or work bring the sheltered or hyper-sexualized form to an appreciated, non-scrutinized position. By incorporating my children’s craft and imagery, we connect through the process and outcome. The works reveal the inseparability of motherhood and artistry; and dichotomies of body image, sexuality and gender identity as it plays a role in motherhood and youth. At the simplest, they are playful acts of love–for childhood, motherhood and the female body.
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