This exhibition took place at our previous 547 W 25th St, New York location.
Cheim & Read is pleased to present, The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men, a group exhibition of thirty-two women artists, and their variegated portrayals of men, curated by John Cheim.
The Female Gaze, a two-part exhibition at Cheim & Read, presents works by women that directly address gender and sexuality. The first iteration was Women Look at Women, in 2009. The shows span a variety of media, including painting, photography, and sculpture. Both explore the problem of a relatively simple question: how would we feel if a man made these works?
Paul Rosano, the subject of Sylvia Sleigh’s painting, Paul Rosano in Jacobsen Chair, 1971, which will be on view, wrote: “She was placing me in what many would interpret as a feminine pose, or what you would expect to see in traditional or historical paintings of women, certainly not of men. This became an underlying theme in many of her works. The reversal.”
The works included in The Female Gaze reverse stereotypical gender roles; instead of seeing the men as oppressors, men become the subject of their gaze.
Artists include: Berenice Abbott, Ellen Altfest, Ghada Amer, Diane Arbus, Gina Beavers, Lynda Benglis, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Katherine Bradford, Cecily Brown, Kathe Burkhart, Lois Dodd, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Katy Grannan, Grace Graupe-Pillard, EJ Hauser, Celia Hempton, Jenny Holzer, Chantal Joffe, Sarah Lucas, Catherine Murphy, Alice Neel, Catherine Opie, Collier Schorr, Dana Schutz, Joan Semmel, Cindy Sherman, Sylvia Sleigh, Betty Tompkins, Nicole Wittenberg and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Press release courtesy Cheim & Read.
The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men, a group show that runs at Cheim & Read through September 2, is as ambitious in scope as it is in ideology, showcasing work by a wide range of artists–including Tracey Emin, Alice Neel, Diane Arbus, and Jenny Holzer–who have applied a nontraditional lens to viewing and depicting...
Currently on display at Cheim & Read is a look at men from the perspective of 32 female artists. The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men is the second half of a two-part exhibition at the Chelsea gallery. The first debuted in 2009 titled Women Look At Women. This latest exhibition offers multiple portrayals of men...
In a curatorial move akin to a Sadie Hawkins dance, this exhibition asks women to flex their female gaze and depict men. Thirty-two artists present varying perspectives on the male form—from neutral, detached portraits to ones steeped in obvious desire.
The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men shows its subjects as a decidedly funny bunch; lumpy in areas, dead-eyed in others, sleepy, powerful, lost. To reverse the most basic understanding of the male gaze, one would expect these men to be shown as objects, playing up to the simple casts that years of this gaze have bestowed on the female...