British artist Fionn Willson has curated a new exhibit on sexuality and sensuality in the female self-portraiture.
“My Sex, My Self” is comprised of 14 women artists, all hailing from the UK. Wilson’s intention is to create “an exuberant and honest celebration and examination of ourselves as sexual beings, in a world where the expression of sexuality as a woman can still be seen as controversial, threatening or even subversive,” she explains.
With this awesome collection of paintings, sculpture, and photography, Fionn, whose work will also be featured in the show, certainly succeeds.
In the art world, women repeatedly find themselves hyper-sexualized and idealized by the male gaze. This empowering exhibit, created with the help of gallery manager Danielle Bowyer, breaks away from gross, sexist narratives as these female artists reclaim ownership over their bodies through honest self-images of their sexuality.
If you’re in the London area, check this show out at The Ply Gallery at Horsney Town Hall Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display from September 22nd to October 3rd.
For more information see the poster below:
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