Please join me Tuesday, October 12 for the first public viewing of my new series On Beauty. I will be exhibiting 4 large scale photographs as part of a two person show with Julie Fogarty at Leslie/Lohman Gallery in Soho, New York.
The show will remain on view through December 8. In this new series I examine the charged nature of beauty in masculinity. There are consequences for boys who are considered too pretty. Though men are lovely, often it is women who are utilized to represent beauty in Western visual culture. Women also stand in for the emotions of sadness, vulnerability, and passivity while idealized masculinity is often represented as a monolith of unwavering strength.
But what about the vulnerability of masculinity? What about masculine doubt, receptivity, melancholy? And what of the uniquely masculine aspects of beauty? With these questions, On Beauty began.
The Leslie/Lohman Windows
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 12, 6 PM
On view: Tuesday, October 6 - December 8
26 Wooster Street,
New York, NY 10013
group show TASCHEN
On view: Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 30
TASCHEN Store New York
107 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
On view: Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 29
The Assembly Rooms
8 Silver Place,
Soho, London W1F 0JU
Christian, from the series On Beauty, 2010, 40x30 c-type