Multidisciplinary artist Jen Ray presents performances, paintings, and sound works that celebrate female confidence and self-determination. Drawing inspiration and symbolism from a wide range of socio-political and cultural references, from feminist science fiction and dystopian theory, to seventies glam rock, to multi-layered historical references and gendered storytelling, the artist challenges static or reverential perceptions of feminism and encourages on-going discussions about gender, intersectionality, and identity politics.
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Though the woman in this painting bears a sash stating "Be Mine", she has no intention of being anyone's valentine. She lies in a space of her own making surrounded by the items she will need to create her own new world. Red flags (a derogatory idea connected to female misbehavior) are present but she does not see this as a negative and instead, willingly embraces her own transgressions.