Paolo Morales, Elle Perez and myself are curating an exhibition at Farmani Gallery this Spring!
SELECT GENDER opens on April 1st and includes photographic, video and interactive work by Molly Landreth, Sarah Sudhoff, Caleb Cole, Jason Hanasik, Jamil Hellu, Kate Hutchinson, Carl Bower and more!
This is a bit of a dream come true and I'm so excited to finally be able to share it. The most exciting part has been working with all of the amazing photographers whose work I really admire. I was blown away by their disposition and interest in the subject. The exhibition will be accompanied with some public programming in the form of a gallery talk/open forum including some of the artists and curators. The objective is to create conversation and discussions on the issue of gender identity. The themes we are exploring go beyond simply ideas of gay and trans-gender identity but also explore concepts and expectations of heterosexuality and constructs of masculinity and femininity.
I hope everybody can com out and see it!
Here is a brief statement:
Select Gender presents a selection of photographic works revolving around the themes of identity, self-awareness and gender-specific culture. The diverse group of emerging photographers represented in this exhibition show us different aspects and interpretations of gender roles in mainstream America and beyond. The juxtapositions of gender queer, hyper masculinities and ambiguous representations force the viewer to question his or her own perceptions and the legitimacy of a gender binary. Ultimately the goal of Select Gender is not to expose, shock or titillate, but to offer reflection on the constructs and wide range of possibilities for gender expression.
Select Gender | Co-curated by Rafael Soldi, Elle Perez, & Paolo Morales
Exhibition : April 01-30, 2010 | Opening Reception: Thursday, April 01, 2010