Come see the Sex Show!
Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery in Bragg's Pie Factory, 1301 Grand, Phoenix, AZ
Opening Reception: 6-10pm, September 6, 2013
Closing Reception: 6-10pm, September 20, 2013
The exhibit will also be open Saturday September 21st from 1-4pm.
The exhibit can be seen other times during the month by appointment by contacting Beatrice Moore at 602.391.4016
my piece below:
SEX: A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE
The exhibit can be seen other times during the month by appointment by contacting Beatrice Moore at 602.391.4016.
We hear, see, and read about various takes on women's sexuality every single day, one could even say we are "bombarded" by myriad images and hypothesis projecting what women think, feel, want, and experience regarding sexuality. Women are constantly barraged by images and messages intended to influence their sexual identity - both from an inner sense of self and outward appearances.
A group of women artists, most of whom have been actively working in various mediums in the Phoenix and Valley art scene for many years, have been invited to create a personal commentary on "sex" - and what thoughts, feelings, emotions, and visuals come to mind in interpreting this very loaded word. Curated by Beatrice Moore, this exhibit is comprised of women artists she felt could interestingly, and provocatively, engage the public in a spoken, visual, and tactile dialogue about the many meanings, and various interpretations, of "sex".
Artists participating include: Babs A'Delic, Melinda Bergman, Sue Chenoweth, Susan Copeland, Mona Higuchi, Dena Johnson, Carolyn Lavender, Annie Lopez, Carrie Marill, Monica Aissa Martinez, Lara Plecas, Christy Puetz, Irma Sanchez, Heather Smith-Gearns, Karolina Sussland, Jen Urso, Yuko Yabuki, and Denise Yaghmourian; with a special body painting project by Gingher Leyendecker.
The Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery is a relatively new space on Grand Avenue in the historic Bragg's Pie Factory building. The goal of the space is to showcase both established and lesser known artists, and create a place where fine art and community endeavors co-exist, and even at times, overlap. The space is intended to be utilized as a community space as much as a gallery, and provides a venue where non-commercial work is encouraged and embraced. Film, performance, music, exhibits, historical explorations, science, and a host of other topics and various mediums are encouraged as part of an eclectic mix and a variety of approaches.
Media Contact: Beatrice Moore
Art in an alternative space - the public restroom.
This was the postcard for our show.
This is the work that was up for 45 minutes in an undisclosed museum's restrooms. There will possibly be some install shots later so check back.
The drawn images are pencil on printer paper, the graffiti is printed onto clear overhead, and the collages are on watercolor paper and done by Christy Puetz.
A pic of our presentation at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The image behind us is a visual representation of our happiness if we were to get the grant.
We were unsuccessful in getting this grant however, the project is still on only in slightly altered form, and at least part of the project will happen in March.
This was possibly the most fun I EVER had while putting together a presentation. We ended the proposal with a slow jam poem that was originally going to be a rap but, I was told that my stylings are so bad that I might go viral and there was a strong suggestion for me to not do it. We had 1 day to prepare for this presentation as that's how the grant works. It was reality TV style fast because all of our images needed to be created in addition to the verbal presentation and sometimes the ideas we get at 4am while finishing up aren't always as good or entertaining as we believe them to be in that late night rush to finish while hopped up on too much coffee.
The we in this project is me and the wonderful and talented Christy Puetz.