Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Bodies Are Back - Show Extended

Back in January, I posted about the truly astonishing exhibition of the art of feminist/pop art pioneer Margaret Harrison at Intersection for the Arts The Bodies are Back, which has just been extended through April 16, 2010. On the left is her Ejaculo, 2007, Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on paper (courtesy of Intersection for the Arts, © 2007 Margaret Harrison).

I am fascinated with the use of comics characters and other pop culture references to comment on gender and sexuality in these thought provoking works. Her dramatic story of censorship (her first showing of these works was shut down in by the police for indecency in 1971), success and eventual return to this theme is very interesting. I plan to write a longer article about this.

In the meantime, there have been many reviews including an interview with Jolene Torr on ArtSlant, SFGate, StarkSilverCreek, Mission Eyes (includes video), SFStation, and SF Weekly.

Harrison also tells me that some of her work has been selected to be included the Tate's Rude Britania show this summer (my post is below).

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