“You enter to find that corporate labels have interfered with incorruptibility. That contradiction has met desire. That an idealistic heaven has met an idealistic hell—a good girl has gone bad.
She partners with purity to be sexualized—runs with her sexuality to be sanitized. She is made harmless yet is harmful—sinning for pleasure and indulged upon for corporate gain.
She like many, all, women before her is a body pressured to be pure, a body that is a sexualized commodity of society, a body that has no will.
Pure and Sexless is about finding comfort in the absurdity.”–Daniele Joy Graves
Also that evening join us for the unveiling of a new long term commission from Graves in which she transformed Listen Hear’s bathroom.
About Danielle Joy Graves
Graves was born and raised at the intersection of 114 and Mr. Rickard’s road and currently resides in Indianapolis. She received her BFA in Illustration at Herron School of Art and Design and has pushed far from it. From soft sculpture to paper mache, Danielle is working towards creating a world not far from her reality.
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