San Francisco: DEAR MAMMARIES…
Press release by Madison Young / Femina Potens Art Gallery
INTERACTIVE VISUAL ART EXPLORATION AND
INNOVATIVE CONVERSATION ON OUR TABOO TOPOGRAPHY
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 6-9, 2013
@ 43 DORE ST.
Femina Potens Art Gallery presents a weekend long interactive visual art exploration and innovative conversation on our taboo topography in our latest multi-media exhibition as a part of San Francisco’s National Queer Arts Festival 2013.
Dear Mammaries… is an interactive visual and performative dialogue between artists and their breasts. This powerful group exhibition features interactive sculptural and installation based works, as well intimate personal or anonymous letters written by artists, activists, makers, hackers, moms, breast cancer survivors and gender warriors.
This exhibit goes beyond the gallery, opening a world wide conversation on the popular social media platform Twitter in which the public is invited to post 140-characters-or-less on @DearMammaries twitter feed.
Within this virtual space the public engages in conversation with their breasts, divulging a celebration of their bodies as well as their tumultuous relationship with this intimate body part. Our breasts are highly sexualized, exploited, under attack by our environmental conditions and cancer cells, and carry with them the expectation to be both nurturing and a source of pleasure. The weight of our mammaries is a hefty one and in this exhibition our artists have unloaded that weight in visual manifestations of artistry.
Letters to our Breasts:
One letter reads ” Dear Boobs – I’ve never been able to call you “breasts”. For so long I’ve not taken you seriously – I’ve yet to see you as a part of me that is beautiful and lovable. You’re not a dirty little joke but one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever known. – Love, Me ”
Artists showing work in Dear Mammaries… include:
Chrystal Powell, Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens, Midori, Joie Rey, Stela Furtado, Moorea, Malatt, Joanna Frueh, Eartha Goodwin and Madison Young
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