Me Too by Janne Kearney

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Janne Kearney

Me Too

2017

30.48 x 30.48 cm | 12 x 12 in

Oil on linen

  • ARC & FWSD 2018 Award

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

"In some ways the lost teen in my work reflects the struggles of my early years.

My painting asks the viewer to disregard preconceived judgements and invites us to contemplate life within the margins. It prompts us to examine social issues and address unjust discriminatory practices while drawing attention to the #MeToo movement that has been outing sexual abuse, assault and exploitation of the vulnerable.

Choosing to give a voice to the meek and bring an awareness and cultural change to the powerless, the painting puts a face to the #MeToo movement, prompting an immediate and for some, an identifiable emotional response. 

There is strength in sharing the declaration 'me too.' You are not alone; you will not be shamed. Primarily it's about empowering young girls to speak up, step out of the darkness and cast off the shadows—to be strong, bright and bold!” – JANNE KEARNEY