VULVACULAR: ARTISTS CELEBRATE THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF THE VULVA
October 31 - November 25, 2017
Ceres Gallery, 547 W. 27th St. #201, New York, NY 10001
opening reception: thursday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm
curated by artists Susan Kaplow & Pam Shields
In addition to the opening, Susan will be in the gallery saturday, November 18th, 1-5pm or by appointment.
Please visit www.Vulvacular.com
In conjunction with VULVACULAR, Ceres Gallery will present a free screening of VULVA 3.0, a documentary surveying attitudes towards women’s genitals through history to the present. Wednesday, November 8th, 7-9pm at Ceres Gallery, 545 W. 27th St. #201, New York, NY 10001. Vulva 3.0 demonstrates the current attacks on and degradation of the vulva and the forms of resistance to these attacks by educators, scholars and activists.Three of our gallery artists will comment after the film, highlighting the ways in which their art practice has been another form of resistance:
Betty Dodson is a pioneering sex educator devoted to women’s body positivity and sexual pleasure. Her publications include Viva La Vulva and Liberating Masturbation. Trained as an artist, she made pro-woman, pro-sex paintings and drawings, two of which are on view in the Vulvacular show.
Sana Musasama is a ceramic artist and professor of art at Hunter College Her Unspeakable series, an array of ceramic and multi-media vulvas, was inspired by her stay in an African village where she witnessed first-hand the effect of female genital mutilation on the girls she knew. Selected works from this series are on view in the Vulvacular show.
Pam Shields, the co-curator of Vulvacular, has created two major bodies of work devoted to the vulva: the Masturbation Series and Project S. Her charcoal drawings highlight the uniqueness of each woman’s vulva and the beauty of this diversity. Pam’s Yonification is on view in the Vulvacular show.