ComicCon and Sexism: The Fate of Jellyfish

On Art and Culture, Showings June 29, 2015

Jellyfish

This is a Super-Selfie piece about a particular type of heartache: the shame and self-loathing that comes with having put up with too much for too long, a poor investment in a shift that would have never come, and never will.

This piece actually transitioned me from one state of mind to another, from victim to warrior… pain filed under lesson, emergence of a more informed self, the inevitable strengthening from what didn’t kill me.  I found this Selfie-Superheroine buried inside me and dusted her off.  Together we decided to leave it all behind and explore the world together.

Apparently Jellyfish are an epidemic!  Because the piece struck a chord and is being shown in both San Diego and San Francisco in the following two shows:

Sexism: A Touchy Subject, 2015   Arc Gallery, San Francisco

STRIP: Caricatures, Satire and The Funnies, 2015   The Studio Door, San Diego

This Friday night’s opening in San Diego corresponds with ComicCon, and I can’t wait to meet the other artists and comics enthusiasts.  And I will get to see some dear friends!

In San Francisco the climate will be very different, having been juried by the South Bay Area Women’s Caucus for Art.  What an honor!

I am completely humbled to have been selected by judges who represent such a broad spectrum of human interests!

Comments 2

  1. Albert Jacard says on June 29, 2015

    Hi Lauren My ongoing and last challenge is courage, worthiness and forgiveness. It involves setting boundaries in the nicest way I can and ultimately forgiving my mother. Not easy but I am ready. Love Donna

    • Lauren Berley says on June 29, 2015

      I think life is a commitment to practice, with the elusive Mastery on the horizon to keep us focused and directed. I’m glad you’re home and focused. Xo

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