Posted: June 18, 2016. 5:30 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Last night the Image Factory launched its latest exhibit, a collection of artwork done by Briheda Haylock, a bold and outspoken artist who uses her works to empower women and the LGBT community.
The exhibit, “A Beautiful Tragedy”, featured a collection of provocative photos and paintings, many of which expressed the struggles women and the LGBT community face on a daily basis.
One photo featured a nude woman covered in dripping paint. Halock explained that the picture, titled “My only sin is being a woman”, symbolized the stigma and struggles that many woman face with the paint representing the sins dripping from the woman.
Haylock said she was very proud to present the exhibit to the public and hoped it would make a difference in raising awareness for the issues affecting the LGBT community and the discrimination it faces. The exhibit was also dedicated to Vanessa Champagne Paris, the controversial transvestite who recently passed away.
Yasser Musa, director of the Image Factory, said Haylock’s exhibit is very instrumental not only to the development of the arts in Belize but also to understanding what is often misunderstood. He described Haylock as a very courageous artist and said he was very proud of the work she has been doing.
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