Herrera, Arturo

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“Dairy Queen” 2013
photographic print
20 x 16″

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“Dairy Queen on set 136-D#2” 2013
photographic print
20 x 16″

Artist Statement

As an artist I explore the subjects of: sexuality, food, politics, power, and identity.
In my most recent body of work Dairy Queen, I examine how we visually
experience the desirability of the body through a series of oversized phallic food
sculptures and performance photography. With this work, I am interested in
focusing on speaking to the taboo of male gender self sexualization through
appropriation of absurd alternative sensual signals such as public flaunting of an
ice cream cone.