Samara Contemporary announces
Present Being, a group exhibition
Opening: October 26th 2019, 4-8PM
Exhibition Dates: October 26th - November 24th 2019
SAMARA Contemporary is pleased to announce Present Being, a group exhibition which confronts historical tendencies to objectify bodies through a western patriarchal lens. Whether sex workers, servants or angelical mother figures, western art frequently presented female subjects as the object in artwork. For this exhibition, a group of contemporary artists reflect upon the hyper-sexualization of female figures through the dominant male gaze in history, and also the lack of representation of body and gender diversity. Through a variety of different media, this group of female empowered artists aim to reposition the traditional western gaze, and reclaim the gendered body.