I have a secret wish…

“The work of figurative painter Karen Ann Myers explicitly and unabashedly explores the ways in which women are affected by the hyper-sexualized and beauty-obsessed culture that colors our everyday experiences. Her figures show a mix of emotions. Some are strong, empowered by and in control of their own sexuality, while the vulnerability and confusion of others is betrayed in their expressions or poses. Myers’ handling of the female form through the medium of oil on canvas is tradition, but the issues of sexuality, female empowerment, and the seductive appeal of contemporary culture are very pertinent to conversations today.”

Words by: John Fields, Interim Director, UAB Visual Arts Gallery

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Karen Ann Myers