Elleree Fletcher

Explore the complexities of the female experience through the artwork of two sisters: Jamie Jaye and Elleree Fletcher.

Elleree pairs her childhood photographs with hyper-sexualized women to examine female maturity. As a young child Elleree desired to grow up and be viewed as a woman, but she was never taught that female sexuality was something to be celebrated. Although the camera is now in women’s hands, selfies have not changed the imagery of objectification. Through distorted contour drawings, Elleree distorts and questions self-love and self-sexualization. She investigates why objectivity dominates the female transition to maturity, but sexuality is diminished.

The Fletcher sisters will illuminate the duality of becoming women. At stARTup, they will mimic their childhood bedrooms and draw from specific experiences tied to their transition. Innocence and childhood mementos will fill the space, but so will influences pushing the girls to grow up. This will create a confusing duality of innocence and maturity. At first glance the room will seem sweet and innocent, but after further inspection the complexities of womanhood will become clear. This duality of innocence and maturity is mirrored in both sister's work. Jamie inspects the internal conflict of women, while Elleree inspects the outer sexualization. The installation will analyze the feminine ideal and question of what it means to be a woman.

For more information about Elleree, please visit her website.