A 20 Artist show curated by Eli Walker
Aug. 13- Aug. 25, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, Aug 13th 6 - 9 pm
In an effort to both perpetuate the discussion of gender roles in the arts and to disclose the artist-as-male stereotype, curator Eli Walker was asked to bring together a show that consisted entirely of male artists. Without falling for the hackneyed tropes of ironic, sensitive-male aesthetic nor the passive aggressive, faux-naiveté dude art; the work was chosen from artists’ studios made over the last year as a true representation of their practice. This approach lends itself to investigate what it means to be a male artist today. Are men levied upon their Modernist counterparts after the wake of Post-Modernism? Has the long, evolving Feminist Movement liberated them from patriarchal form like photography did for painting? Is gender as definable as it once was now that we have a progressive understanding of sexual identity and gender association? Tough Guy proposes these questions by exhibiting a cross examination of 20 contemporary male artists and their individual interests.
The Sub Basement Gallery is a for profit exhibition space run by resident artist Jeffery Kent.
Call for appointment at (410) 659-6950 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is located
in the sub-basement of the The Atrium condominium building in Market Center, 118 N
Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201.