My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Sat
    18
  • Sun
    19
  • Mon
    20
  • Tue
    21
  • Wed
    22
  • Thu
    23
  • Fri
    24
Greatest Hits Volume One Apr 18, 2015 From Abba to Judy Garland, the 200-member San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus celebrate 30 years of singing with this special anniversary performance. 99 other events on Saturday, April 18
 
Seen Local
Normal Heights artist finds market for snarky wares
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
Home / Articles / Arts / Seen Local /  ‘Members Only’ art show objectifies men
. . . .
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

‘Members Only’ art show objectifies men

Penises will be everywhere at Kettner Arts

By Alex Zaragoza

The female form is no stranger to the art world. However, the way women have been portrayed in local art didn’t sit well with Anna Stump, Prudence Horne and Daphne Hill.

After viewing Ryan McGuiness’ female nudes exhibited in his show Women: New (Re) Presentations at Quint Contemporary Art, the group, along with fellow female artist Heidi Galeria, decided to turn the tables on the men.

The result is Members Only, an exhibition that makes the penis the muse, opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kettner Arts (2400 Kettner Blvd. in Little Italy).

“In San Diego there’s been a show or two that was really objectifying women, which we have no problem with except that we want artists to talk about it,” Stump says. “We didn’t feel that it was addressed at all, and so it was sort of an organic thing where we said, ‘Hey, let’s do some objectification of men, but let’s do it very consciously.’” 

For this exhibition, Stump will present life-size illustrations of flaccid and partially erect penises in negative space. The pieces won’t be titled. They’ll simply be accompanied by each model’s height.

Hill will show collage pieces incorporating vintage Dick-and-Jane illustrations, images of penises from medical books and drawings of syphilis bacteria as it would appear under a microscope, while Galeria will present fine-art photographs of penises.

For her piece, Horne will cover a wall with more than 100 candy-colored pop drawings of male members.

“It’s sort of a taboo subject,” Stump says. “But it doesn’t have to be.”

Even still, the artists are asking for children to be left with a babysitter for this one. 

Write to alexz@sdcitybeat.com. You can also bug her on Twitter.



 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close