April 18, 2012

GSU Art Gallery Presents Deleisa Brown Exhibition – “FEMIDENTITY”

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University will host a solo art exhibit by senior art major Deleisa Brown, entitled "FEMIDENTITY."  The exhibition will be held in Favrot Student Union on April 18-23, 2012.

Brown, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas explores ideas of feminine beauty and how a woman’s confidence is affected by social pressure to be “beautiful.”  She presents simplified silhouettes of nude figures that focus on body contours and rhythmic movement rather than the body as a sexual object. Her belief is that all bodies are beautiful.  She says women should identify with Cindy Olsen who said, “I am beautiful as I am.  I am the shape that was gifted.  My breasts are no longer perky and upright like when I was a teenager.  My hips are wider than that of a fashion model, for this I am glad, these are the signs of a life lived.”

The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Monday, April 23, 2012, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Favrot Student Union, which is located on Main Street, Grambling LA. The Favrot Student Union hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For large groups and services requiring special accommodations, please contact the Grambling State University Visual and Performing Arts Department at 318-274-2274 or the Favrot Student Union at 318-27-3298. Deleisa may be contacted by via email at deleisabrown@yahoo.com

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