Exhibit Extended! "SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze On Erotica" on View through August 5th





Exhibit Extended! "SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze On Erotica" on View through August 5th


Exhibit Extended! "SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica" On view through August 5th at The Untitled Space, 45 Lispenard Street in Soho, NYC. 


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Secret Garden: The Female Gaze on Erotica – Artist Fahren Feingold

SECRET GARDEN

The Female Gaze on Erotica 

A Group Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine

EXHIBITION EXTENDED
June 27th – August 5th

THE UNTITLED SPACE

45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W, NYC 10013

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Alexandra Rubinstein, Andrea Mary Marshall, Annika Connor, Betty Tompkins, Brittany Maldonado, Brittany Markert, Cabell Molina, Danielle Sigler, Dara Vandor, Dominique Vitali, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Ellen Jong, Fahren Feingold, Hiba Schahbaz, India Menuez, Indira Cesarine, Jacqueline Secor, Janine Gordon, Jeanette Hayes, Jessica Litchtenstein, Joan Semmel, Julia Fox, Kat Toronto, Katie Commodore, Katya Zvereva, Kelsey Bennett, Kristin O'Connor, Kristin Prim, Lauren Rinaldi, Leah Schrager, Maia Radanovic, Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Maisie Willoughby, Marne Lucas, Mary Theinert, Meredith Ostrom, Miza Coplin, Myla Dalbesio, Natasha Wright, Rebecca Leveille, Renee Dykeman, Rowan Renee, Signe Pierce, Suzanne Wright, Taira Rice, Tafv Sampson

 

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Secret Garden: The Female Gaze on Erotica – Artist Leah Schrager

The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to announce extended exhibition dates for SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica". Curated by Indira Cesarine, the group exhibition of 46 female identifying artists exploring works of nudes and erotic art will now be on view through August 5th. The exhibition presents works across many mediums including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, collage, mixed media and video. The exhibit title is inspired by the book, My Secret Garden”, published in 1973 by sex positive feminist author Nancy Friday who was instrumental in addressing taboos revolving around female sexuality in the early 70s and an important figure of the feminist sexual liberation movement. Through historical works of pioneering feminist artists such as Betty Tompkins and Joan Semmel, to that of emerging contemporary female artists such as Andrea Mary Marshall, India Munuez, Myla Dalbesio, Katie Commodore, and Leah Schrager, SECRET GARDEN presents works by taboo shattering artists who fearlessly address sexual themes in their art and celebrate freedom of expression. 

 

Secret Garden: The Female Gaze on Erotica: Artist Katie Commodore (CENSORED)

Since the inception of the sexual liberation movement women have been faced with polarizing views on sexuality, including pornography and erotica, and it’s place within feminism. Through the highly documented feminist sex wars, which many historians believe attributed to the decline of second wave feminism, came the rise of the sex positive movement, which embraced women’s sexual freedom as central to women’s liberation. While the women’s liberation movement is often been equated with sexual liberation, the fight continues against the double standards that inhibit women from enjoying their sexuality freely and without judgment. Despite decades of “liberation” contemporary feminist artists today continue to address these themes, to explore the dichotomies of contemporary society and challenge the double standards that linger. The battle with censorship may have shifted from film to the internet, yet artists continue to grapple with to the constraints of conservative positions on depictions of nudity and sexually explicit works. Through their own visual narrative, the artists of SECRET GARDEN explore works that challenge stereotypes, celebrate femininity and reclaim sexual independence. The female perspective on the theme is at once visible through the subtle details as these artists define in their own terms the language of “erotic” through a female lens. They engage a dialogue of sexual self-empowerment that pushes social and political boundaries with artworks that exemplify a new wave of women’s sexual liberation in art. 

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Secret Garden: The Female Gaze on Erotica: Artist Hiba Schahbaz (detail)

“I feel it is an important time to present an exhibition of female artists who are resisting oppressive structures and climates by championing sex positive feminism. With the new political right, we have ushered in a conservative era, which attempts to challenge many liberties we have grown accustomed to including women’s reproductive rights and the legality of birth control. The importance of censorship-free, sexually liberated art has regained significance as women today continue to battle for equality and freedom of expression." –  Curator Indira Cesarine

READ ABOUT SECRET GARDEN IN THE PRESS

NEW YORK MAGAZINE / THE CUT
Featured artwork by Cabell Molina, "Crazy Confessions"

V MAGAZINE / TOP STORIES
Featured artwork by Fahren Feingold, "Blue Monday" 

HUNGER MAGAZINE

"Erotic, alternative and urgent, this a vital show in times when progress has been halted by a tragic and threatening return to conservatism and the political right."
Featured Artwork by Julia Fox, "Sex with Me 3"

THE ART GORGEOUS 

Interview with artist / curator Indira Cesarine, featured here at the SECRET GARDEN opening with her intaglio etching, "Girl in Red", 2017. 

GIRLTALK HQ
Featured artwork by Signe Pierce "Synthetic Lust" (detail).

BUST MAGAZINE
Featured artwork by Miza Coplin, "Wet Dream"

METRO
Featured artwork by Suzanne Wright, "Oui" 

BULLETT MAGAZINE
Featured artwork by Jessica Lichtenstein, "LUST"

JUXTAPOZ
Featured artwork by Alexandra Rubinstein, "Still #18" 

TIME MAGAZINE 
Interview with SECRET GARDEN artist Leah Schrager

ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE:

The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2014 by Indira Cesarine, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of "Women in Art" as well as special events aligned with our creative vision. Visit us online at http://untitled-space.com

 


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