“Somatic Markings” Exhibition

Kasmin (297 10th Ave.)

poster for “Somatic Markings” Exhibition
[Image: Mira Dancy "Seeping Source, My Sediment" (2022) acrylic on canvas, 58 x 90 in. Courtesy of Night Gallery.]

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Somatic Markings features seven international artists that employ the nude figure to grapple with issues of contemporary corporeal politics. The exhibition draws on the text The Brain’s Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics by Victoria Pitts-Taylor. The author’s theory of complex embodiment sees “the body and its representations as mutually transformative. Social representations obviously affect the experience of the body […] but the body possesses the ability to determine its social representations as well.” The exhibition explores such evolving paradigms regarding our relationship to our undeniable physicality, developing on feminist and queer theories that have focused on the uses of the nude in social terms. The paintings included in Somatic Markings rework various art historical conventions—including classical examples of idealized physicality, fauvist color palettes, prehistoric fetishistic talismans, and cubist disassembly—with each artist’s personal mythology to present a neoteric vision of the future.



from November 03, 2022 to December 23, 2022

Opening Reception on 2022-11-03 from 18:00 to 20:00

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