16 x 20 inch archival inkjet print mounted between plexiglass
Edition of 1
(Untitled) Soft is a photo-based work that seeks to represent the Black female body as a site of resistance. Through the re-appropration and reclamation of Black erotic magazines, which have historically been a space for Black sexuality to be represented, this work seeks to begin redefining Black womanhood beyond how it has been historically and wrongfully constructed.
Karice Mitchell (b. 1996, Toronto) is a photo-based installation artist whose practice uses found imagery and digital manipulation to engage with issues relating to the representation of the Black female body in pornography and popular culture. Her work seeks to re-contextualize pre-existing images to re-imagine possibilities for Black womanhood and sexuality detached from the white gaze and patriarchy. She received her BFA at York University in 2019 and her MFA at the University of Waterloo in 2021. She is currently lecturing with a focus in photography at the University of British Columbia.