Exhibition opens August 22nd with an *Open House:
COVID Safe visitors inside the gallery will be limited to 10 at a time throughout the day
2020 - contemplating the female gaze Female Gaze Curatorial Notes:
The female gaze is a feminist film theoretical term representing the gaze of the female viewer.
It is a response to feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey's term, "the male gaze", which represents not only the gaze of a heterosexual male viewer but also the gaze of the male character and the male creator of the film.
Wikipedia In Art: The female gaze is a term used in recent years to describe art that undermines the power and authority of the ever present male perspective.
"The term, female gaze, was introduced to me in an art school during a gender studies class, we studied the work of artists Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer. We discussed books written by Jane Rule, Erica Jong (Fear of Flying), and Anais Nin and watched the 1990 Canadian documentary, The Burning Times. We looked at films and debated the current mood(s) of popular culture. Very much one of my favorite classes, but keep in mind this all took place between 1989 and 1992. It is now 2020, and the female gaze is taking on a much broader scope than in previous years. Society’s definition of gender is opening up, and we recognize all the word identity encompasses. We now think of femininity as a spectrum, expanding the conversation of what it means to be female. Me Looking at You, Looking at Me, brings together artists who are challenging, expanding and exploring the definition of female and the term female gaze while adding to the conversation of identity."
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