“Oct First (Mom’s Birthday)” 2005
Selenium toned silver gelatin print, 14 x eleven inches
“Little State Health practitioner” 2006
Selenium toned silver gelatin print, eleven x 14 inches
“Dreaming of Images” n.d.
Gelatin silver print, 23 five/8 x 19 five/8 inches
“Feminine Fig Leaf” 1951
Hand=painted plaster, 3 1/two x five 1/two x 4 seven/8 inches
“Feminine Abstraction” 1941
Pen and ink on paper, 12 x ten ¾ inches
“THE Obvious VAGINA”
FRANCIS M. NAUMANN High-quality Artwork
and DAVID NOLAN GALLERY
January 28 – March twenty, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6-8 pm at Francis M. Naumann High-quality Artwork
Thursday, January 28, 2010, 6-8 pm at David Nolan Gallery
THE Obvious VAGINA is an exhibition jointly arranged by Francis M. Naumann and David Nolan. It is scheduled to open at Francis M. Naumann High-quality Artwork (24 West 57th Street) and at David Nolan Gallery (527 West twenty ninth Street) on January 28, 2010. Each shows will operate concurrently, ending on March twenty, 2010.
As the title of the exhibition indicates, the exhibit is made to make visible a part of the feminine anatomy that is generally deemed taboo―too personal and personal for community show. If proven at all, this section of a woman’s overall body is ordinarily presented in an abject fashion, generally within just the context of pornography, supposed, in virtually all conditions, for the exclusive satisfaction of gentlemen. The intention of this exhibition is to remove these prurient connotations, implicit even in performs of artwork, at any time considering the fact that the pudendum was prudishly protected by a fig leaf. This gesture of untrue modesty, it should be famous, was devised and enforced solely by gentlemen (not only in the circumstance of classical sculpture, but also in the Bible, in which, instantly just after their disobedience in the Backyard garden of Eden, Adam and Eve protect their genitalia with fig leaves). Without a doubt, until finally lately, nearly all depictions of the frontal nude feminine figure have been created by gentlemen, but as this exhibition will reveal, that has altered significantly in modern yrs.
The catalogue for THE Obvious VAGINA will trace this motif in artwork background from prehistoric to fashionable occasions. It consists of an introduction by the exhibition organizers, as properly as a hugely educational and provocative essay by Anna C. Chave, Professor of Contemporary Artwork and Concept at the Graduate Center of the Metropolis University of New York. Inspiration for equally the exhibit and its catalogue arrived from Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, a stage engage in that premiered off-Broadway in 1996, and was followed by several productions in the course of the earth (it appeared as a book in 1998). Ensler gave voice to innumerable girls throughout the world, honoring the complexity and mystery of their sexuality, essentially encouraging them to consider their vaginas as potent and expressive factors of their bodily selves, some thing not to be ashamed of, but to be proudly guarded as an assertive and constructive manifestation of their remaining. The plan for this exhibit arrived from realizing that there was no much better group to give eyesight to this intention than artists, quite a few of whom experienced presently included imagery of the vagina in their performs. Due to the fact of Ensler’s groundbreaking work in this area, the catalogue is focused to her, and proceeds from its sale shall be donated to V-Day, the corporation she founded to finish violence against girls and women in the course of the earth.
The pursuing is a checklist of the artists whose work will be provided in the exhibition (as properly as a selection whose work is only reproduced in the catalogue): Magdalena Abakanowicz, Ghada Amer, Beth B, Judie Bamber, Tracey Baran, Nancy Becker, Hans Bellmer, Mike Bidlo, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Brinker, Judy Chicago, Carol Cole, Maureen Connor, Gustave Courbet, Tee Corinne, John Currin, Sarah Davis, James Dee, Jay Defeo, Jim Dine, Leo Dohman, Marcel Duchamp, Carroll Dunham, Tracy Emin, India Evans, John Evans, Valie Export, Robert Forman, Neil Gall, Kathleen Gilje, Guerrilla Girls, Nancy Grossman, Barbara Hammer, Jane Hammond, Mona Hatoum, Stanley William Hayter, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, David Humphrey, Paul Joostens, Pamela Joseph, Mel Kendrick, Elisabeth Kley, Jeff Koons, Mark Kostabi, Shigeko Kubota, Zoe Leonard, Sherrie Levine, Lee Lozano, Henri Maccheroni, Chema Madoz, Réné Magritte, Gerard Malanga, Person Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marcel Mariën, André Masson, Sophie Matisse, Ana Mendieta, Allyson Mitchell, Cathy de Monchaux, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Gladys Nilsson, Yoko Ono, Pablo Picasso, Chloe Piene, Richard Prince, Daniel Ranalli, Oona Ratcliffe, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Katia Santibanez, Peter Saul, Naomi Savage, Egon Schiele, Carolee Schneemann, Mira Schor, Michelle Segre, Tom Shannon, Cindy Sherman, James Siena, Laurie Simmons, Kiki Smith, Julie Velocity, Nancy Spero, Betty Tompkins, Kiyoshi Tsuchiya, John Tweddle, Tabitha Vevers, Douglas Vogel, Robert Watts, Hannah Wilke, Terry Winters, Beatrice Wooden.
PANEL Dialogue: David Nolan Gallery will host a panel dialogue on the exhibition with the showcased artists on Saturday, January 30 from two-4 pm at 527 West twenty ninth Street.
FRANCIS M. NAUMANN High-quality Artwork
24 West 57th Street, Suite 305
New York, NY, 10019
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