“Vulvacular” Exhibition

Ceres Gallery

poster for “Vulvacular” Exhibition

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You know the vulva’s time has arrived when a show called “My Pussy, My Choice” comes down the runway at New York Fashion Week and when thousands of women don pussy hats to protest Donald Trump’s “grab ‘em by the pussy.”

The rise of the vulva is celebrated in an exciting new show, Vulvacular, at Ceres Gallery in Chelsea. Curators Susan Kaplow and Pam Shields have brought together the work of 19 women artists whose take on the vulva is hilarious, sexy, poignant, searing
and political.

The beauty of the vulva is celebrated in Jaishri Abachandani’s hanging sculpture, Diamond at the Meeting of My Thighs, Dorrie Lane’s fabric Kimono (shown at right), Susan Duby’s painting, Tipping, Dare Boles’ collage, Expose, and Judith Margolis’ Reclining and Drawing.

The power of the vulva is shown in Carol Goebel’s ceramic Labial Teeth, Pam Shields’ triptych, Yonification, Cristina Biaggi’s Cloaked
Power, and Laura Gelsomini’s aptly named painting, Her Majesty.

A spirit of playfulness animates Tania Kravath’s Dorten, Dorothy Black’s ceramic Vulva Pods, Suzanna Scott’s Coin Cunt Flesh and Sally Hewett’s fabric comment on hot flashes, Vasomotor Instability (shown at left).

For a bit of history, the exhibit includes prints from Betty Dodson’s Liberating Masturbation and Tee Corinne’s Cunt Coloring Book, both from the 1970s.

Other works include Sana Musasama’s Unspeakable (shown at right) decrying female genital mutiliation, Phyllis Rosser’s poignant Dragon’s Cry, Susan Kaplow’s Still Beautiful, a comment on the aging vulva, and Ana Wieder Blank’s searing oil painting, Dying Dryad 2.



from October 31, 2017 to November 25, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-11-02 from 18:00 to 20:00

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