Rose M. Barron

“Art History Blonded,” silver gelatin & c-prints

Barron’s work is about gender roles, sexuality, and the behaviors that go along with it. The artist has chosen to portray the Blond with all the stereotyping and sexuality that goes along with it in a reverse role through art history: where men were usually seen as the artist and females were usually shown as the model, often nude. Her intention is not to change the roles but instead to portray how females and males exhibit a full range of emotions, aspirations, roles and behaviors.