The Pattern Lolls, Solo Exhibition
15 – 26 September 2014
17 September 2014 · 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cover Image · Vined Identity · 2013 · Archival Inkjet Print
010 Gallery · Student Union
Texas Woman’s University
Monday – Thursday · 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday · 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday · Closed
Sunday · 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I am honored to be an invited artist on LensCulture, a resource for contemporary photography. Please visit my profile to see my photographic projects Sanctum and The Pattern Lolls.
I am happy to announce that my new series, The Pattern Lolls, is featured on Light Leaked today.
Light Leaked is an online photography journal that creates dialogue about photographic creation, both conceptually and in business, through features and interviews. Light Leaked is inspired to create exposure and a community to emerging and established photographers. Light Leaked is founded and edited by Ashley Kauschinger.
Take a look at the feature by using this link: http://www.lightleaked.com/2014/01/deedra-baker.html
Deedra Baker, 2014
As the end of my first semester as a photography graduate student at Texas Woman’s University comes to an end, I have a new body of work I would like to share. The work is titled The Pattern Lolls. Please see below to view my artist statement and select images from the series.
The Pattern Lolls
Identity is constructed and revealed through one’s social connections and is an existential absolute. The Pattern Lolls uses photography to explore themes of female identity and sexuality through the genre of self-portraiture. It takes a close look at the feminine character and sensuality as they are constructed and manipulated by relationships, self, and society.
This series stems from the feelings of displacement as a woman in her mid-twenties. As one grows into adulthood, one embarks on an independent journey of self-acceptance and understanding, thus concerns and questions regarding identity and self are ever-present. Expressions of muliebrity are used to challenge the innate female capacity for dependence, empathy, and nurturance. The Pattern Lolls explores notions of fragility, hesitancy, and sensitive intensity through staged, articulated images.
Deedra Baker 2013
Two of my photographs from my new body of work, The Pattern Lolls, were chosen for the TWU graduate exhibition ‘Select Works: TWU Visual Arts Graduate Students.’ The exhibition is at the Lillian Bradshaw Gallery in the Dallas Public Library. We are hosting a closing reception on Saturday, November 23rd from 2PM – 4:30PM.
The artists in the exhibition include:
Kalee Appleton, Deedra Baker, Bailey Chapman, Lindsey Dunnagan, Angelia Ford, Elizabeth Head-Fischer, Nathan Madrid, and Claire A. Warden
Confined Independence, 2013
Deedra Baker 2013