LEGITIMATE VAGINA: women artists explore vagina imagery

LEGITIMATE VAGINA: women artists explore vagina imagery 
On view October 13 - 20, 2012 
Artist reception
Saturday October 13, 6-8pm 

Pussy Talks: A panel discussion
Saturday October 20, 5-7pm 
All events are free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.

Watch the gallery talk here.

Artists: Alexi Rutsch Brock, Mia Brownell, Carissa Burkett
Marcy B. Freedman, Cristina de Gennaro, Natalie Giugni
Jenna Kelly, Sasha Kopelowitz, Fay Ku, Patricia Miranda
fierce pussy, Katrina Rhein, Mira Schor, Kiki Smith 
Amy Swartele, Rachael Vaters-Carr, Faith Wilding, Tricia Wright 
Curated by Alexi Rutsch Brock, Mia Brownell and Patricia Miranda 

Legitimate Vagina features seventeen women artists and one collective who explore the image of the vagina in both symbolic and personal ways, through painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, installation and performance. The title of the show was inspired by a comment by Todd Akin, United States congressman and House Committee on Science and Technology member in August 2012, “If it's a legitimate rape ... the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Questions of who gets to speak about women’s bodies and their experience are fundamental to this exhibition and the Pussy Talks. The exhibition LEGITIMATE VAGINA presents works exploring vagina-inspired imagery with intelligence and humor, investigating through visual means issues of women’s rights, current politics, and personal experience.  

For more information about Pussy Talks click here.

See more Vagina Imagery at the Facebook page for the show.

Click HERE for a free PDF download of the catalog of the exhibition.
Click HERE  to purchase a hard copy catalog on blurb.com.