Loretta Bourque


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Artist Statement

I grew up in the diverse culture of New Orleans. The pageantry and drama of the city have influenced my work greatly.

Using the body as a vehicle, I explore traditional characteristics and imagery associated with gender, culture and the notion of idealized beauty through, advertising, fashion fetish and identity. I am experimenting with how people present themselves sexually through dress, gesture, body language and other “signifiers”. I believe that costume itself can become a form of fantasy that constructs identities for both the figures and their surroundings.

Loretta Bourque’s Website

Loretta Bourque at Linda Warren Gallery