540WMain Announces August Featured Artist | Brittney Bender

We are pleased to announce Brittney Bender our August Featured Artist

About Brittney Bender

Brittney Bender is a photographer, digital artist, and painter.
From Brittney
As an artist, I have felt compelled to restrict myself and maintain a safe distance from seeing myself as such. I felt at times that my art may be considered well done, but never considered a true result of talent. I have come to love each part of my identity, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still struggle with any of it. Being an artist and a feminist comes with the belief that I must always be carrying a responsibility on my shoulders to be the ultimate activist or the best artist, sometimes sacrificing one for the other. This collection isn’t simply my own struggles or only pieces I consider my best, but it is both. My life will never be simple. No life is ever simple and we each carry pieces of our identity with us. Sometimes we see others with struggles much different than our own and don’t know how to react or what to do.

About Disparity

The title of the collection comes from a term I see often used in articles and captions, disparity, and I often think of the great divide between privilege and oppression when reading it. In the collection, each piece either reflects a part of my own identity that is shared in this or is of an identity that is passed over when the media headlines fade away.

Attend Brittney’s Opening Art Reception Saturday August 10th / 11am-2pm // $2

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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