Performance: Beautiful in minutes

Performance: Beautiful in minutes

Performance: Drag & Pageant

Performance: Drag & Pageant

Beauty...?

Beauty...?

Katherine  Cooksey

Artist Statement

Success in pageantry proved to be both my salvation as well as a burden. My sight began slowly deteriorating at the age of twelve and will continue to do so throughout my life with no cure. The rejection and prejudices I experienced led me to seek out other means of fulfillment; this came in the form of beauty pageants and modeling.

Using my experiences, I critique the unrealistic display of the “perfected” physical form and the pressures to attain it. I am both an insider and outsider of mainstream “beauty”.  Through my work, I question the dominating ideologies of beauty fused with the disturbing and obsessive struggle to obtain it.

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