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Sofia R. Stocker

TCU, BFA 2020

Sexy Betty

Oil on canvas, 2017–2018, 30"w x 40"h

This is from a series of playful pieces. I chose to portray Betty White because she is a well-loved comedian who isn’t afraid of what other people think of her. I painted all the pieces in the series with repeating phallic shapes to juxtapose the elegance of everything else and add to the playful side of the pieces. However, I chose to portray Betty in provocative poses to hint at the idea of how women typically portrayed in the media and in these poses are sexualized and objectified. I put Betty in them to make them unsexy, point out the irony to the viewer and allow Betty to reclaim power.

Sofia R. Stocker - Sexy Betty

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