GaHee Park, Studio Visit, 2015, oil on canvas, 65 x 85 inches

Alexandra Rubinstein, John Paul #2, 2016, oil on canvas,14 x 11 inches

Martha Hipley, 249: same as it ever was., 2013, Mixed media on acid free paper, 5.1 x 8.25 inches

Margot Bird (Male Nude, Polk Dots), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 15 x 15 inches

Helen Selsdon, Erection, 2013, oil on gessoed board,12 x 18.1 inches

Brenda Zhang, But it will be the end of something significant within it, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

NSFW | Male Nudes by Female Painters

Curated by Julian A. Jimarez Howard

March 18 - April 17

OUTLET Fine Art is pleased to present NSFW, a group show that examines the politics of the male nude, featuring paintings by Margot Bird, Martha Hipley, GaHee Park, Alexandra Rubinstein, Helen Selsdon, Brenda Zhang, and a choreographed artwork by Kenya Johnson, all female artists. Please join us for an opening reception Friday March 18th from 7-10pm. The exhibition will continue through April 17th with the peformance date to be announced. 

 

Within the idyllic* world of the art establishment there is an uncomfortability with both the depiction of the nude male body and the recognition of women as valuable artists. According to acclaimed artist collective, The Guerilla Girls, less than four percent of artists in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Modern Art Section are women but seventy-six percent of the nudes are female.** This uncomfortability is at the heart of NSFW, an abbreviation meaning Not Safe For Work often used when sharing licentious images of naked women online. Seeking to flip the script on the conversation about represenation, OUTLET is presenting five artists whose works offer a different way of looking at the body, masculinity, and perspective.

 
*Subject to interpretation 
** 2011