Disrupting the Gaze, Graham Hunter Gallery, London, UK
Raw Perspectives’ brings together the work of 14 painters, photographers, sculptors and performance artists who are, each in their own unique way, exploring the definition and complexity of what it is to be ‘masculine’ in today’s society. It encourages questions and dialogue on the validity of the continuing stranglehold of the patriarchy on today’s culture; In particular, how the nude male body still remains behind almost impenetrable walls of censorship and taboo.
Created from the perspective of artists identifying from across the gender spectrum, the work invites the viewer into the intimate space between artist and subject; to look beneath the mask society so often requires be worn by those who identify as masculine. A mask that when worn, suppresses the multiple variations of masculinity and denies the open expression of all the beautiful, erotic, raw, vulnerable emotions that define our common humanity.
Figure This! brings together the work of internationally renowned artists to Thames-Side Studios Gallery, in the largest single-site community of artist studios in England. Underpinned by the universal importance and immediacy of the human figure, this selection focuses on powerful and coherent work with a real engagement with materials.
Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Unit 4 Harrington Way, Warspite Rd, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE18 5NR
Preview: Friday 8 Nov (6-9pm)
Exhibition: 9 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
Conference: Saturday 30 Nov
159 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG
Preview: Tuesday 3rd December (6.30-9pm)
Exhibition: 4 - 8 December
First Thursday open evening: 5 Dec (7-9pm)
Upcoming Group Exhibitions