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UPCOMING AND RECENT SHOWS:

PERCEIVE ME
Traveling:
August 7 - September 25, 2021
Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo
October 9 - December 12, 2021 MOAH Cedar, Lancaster
March 2022 Mesa Community College, San Diego

USER TO USER
July 12, 2021 - July 31, 2021
Gallery 825 - ON LINE
825 La Cienega Blvd LA,CA

AMERICANA
Curated by Jan Anders Nelson
July 2021
33 Contemporary Gallery - ON LINE
Chicago, Il
https://www.artsy.net/artwork/daena-title-pan-am-building-nyc

LAAA OPEN 2020
Dec 12, 2020 - Jan 15, 2021
Curator: Shana Nys Dambrot
Los Angeles Art Association
Gallery 825
825 La Cienega Blvd LA,CA
By Appt
Also on line: https://www.laaa.org/2020open

ARDENT OLDERS
33 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
ON LINE
https://www.artsy.net/show/33-contemporary-ardent-olders

EXALTED ONE
LA ART ASSOCIATION
ON LINE
https://www.laaa.org/exalted-one-2020

GENERAL STATEMENT

I am obsessed with what it is to be female, attractive and performative in today's world. Modern female icons like Beauty Pageant Queens and Barbie dolls fascinate me, and I am drawn to their indoctrinating power almost against my will. I am fascinated by the ways we re-invent ourselves in accordance to the whims of the society we inhabit; the ways we hope to present ourselves to others, and the ways we wish we could see ourselves. Within my mixed media canvases, based on photographs both staged and found, I consider the dicotomies of beauty and distortion, theatricality and truth, authenticity and conformity, complicity and rebellion. These canvases are my amused social commentaries on the ever changing wrestling match of society, identity, self-esteem and sexism.

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