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I'm delighted to have my flesh colored grouping of Coin Cunts included in Vulvacular, a timely exhibition celebrating the rise of the vulva at Ceres Gallery in New York City. Artist/curators Susan Kaplow and Pam Shields have brought together the work of 19 artists whose take on the vulva is hilarious, sexy, poignant, searing and political. Works from the gallery show may also be viewed via the exhibition website.

In conjunction with Vulvacular, Ceres Gallery will present a free screening of VULVA 3.0, a documentary surveying attitudes towards female genitals through history to the present.  Vulva 3.0 demonstrates the current attacks on and degradation of the vulva and the forms of resistance to these attacks by educators, scholars and activists. Three artists will comment after the film, highlighting the ways in which their art practice is another form of resistance.

Rhiannon Schneiderman, Lady Manes #1, digital photograph, 2012

Ceres Gallery
545 W. 27th St. #201 / New York, NY

October 31 - November 25, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Nov 2nd, 6-8 pm
Vulva 3.0 Screening: Wednesday, Nov 8th, 7-9 pm

IDAFT: Los Angeles

Whitney Bell's I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime Of Dick Pics is back--this time in her hometown of Los Angeles, California. She is hosting the weekend event with the goal of exposing the normalization of misogyny and confronting the issue of sexual harassment in the digital age. In addition to a Friday night Penis Party, featuring a plethora of unsolicited dick pics staged in the comfort of her own home, Whitney has invited a kickass line-up of feminists to join discussion panels on Saturday. The topics include Feminism 101 For Men, Harassment In The Digital Era and The Intersection of Feminism & Pornography. Shirley Manson, the front woman of Garbage, is one of the panelists!

Along with the installation featuring Whitney's collection of unsolicited dick pics, I Didn't Ask For This will exhibit the work of a diverse mix of of over 20 artists who span the spectrums of gender, race, and sexuality to give an intersectional perspective to sexual harassment in the digital age. In addition to a grouping of my Coin Cunt's, my newest installation piece dubbed Thumbs Down will be making its debut. Thumbs Down was created using the thumbs of vintage women's gloves. It is a not so subtle statement on the flaccid performance of our pussy-grabber-in-chief.

I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime Of Dick Pics
Think Tank Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
Friday Oct 6, 8-1am & Saturday Oct 7, 12pm-6pm
Tickets Available Here

Seen And Heard

Protest by Lena Rushing

Earlier this year I was invited by artist and curator Lena Rushing to participate in Seen And Heard, an exhibit paying homage to the women's rights movement. Included in the exhibition are a grouping of my Fiber Fetishes, interactive Bound Scissors, and a new wall sculpture created specifically for this show titled Out Of Reach.

I spent the first part of the year scavenging up all the vintage women's gloves I could find in order to create Out Of Reach. In the sculpture, I stitched the fingers from these various gloves onto a metal grate to form a compact, round cluster reminiscent of a breast. The piece represents the hands of all the women who have strived, fought, toiled, and persisted in the ongoing fight for equality for all. We celebrate those before us and join hands as we move forward together--reaching out and shattering those glass ceilings.

Designed to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of women, the importance of the women’s rights movement, feminism, and the strength, independence, and bravery of women, Seen And Heard offers a powerful collection of artwork by eight nationally-acclaimed artists: Alise Anderson, Donna Bates, Kristin Bauer, Gabriela Handal, Sara E. Morales-Morgan, Meryl Pataky, Lena Rushing and Suzanna Scott.
Seen And Heard
Studios on the Park / Atrium Gallery
1130 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA
September 28 - October 22, 2017
Opening Reception: October 7th, 6-9 pm

Le Papier

Thirteen of my works on paper are included in Le Papier, an invitational exhibition of contemporary drawings and paper-made pieces in all forms and dimensions. I must extend a word of thanks to the staff at Dunedin Fine Art Center for all the precautions they took to protect artwork during Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. The exhibition was slated to open earlier this month, but the opening was postponed due to the impending hurricane. Despite plywood boarding up the damaged gallery windows the show is back on the walls and opens this Friday.
In the group exhibition, Le Papier, seven artists present works on (and of) paper. See the watercolors of Caitlin Albritton, Eva Avenue and Kristin Beauvoir. Paintings by Leslie Fry and Laine Nixon and the collages of Suzanna Scott. Finally, we remember painter, sculptor, printmaker + visionary, Roland Poska who died earlier this year. Poska had a solo show at DFAC in 2005 of his extraordinary pulp paintings and sculptures. Here, a small sampling of his enormous heart and soul, return to us.

Le Papier
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL
September 22 - December 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 22nd 6-9pm

L'Origine Du Monde

In 1866 an Ottoman diplomat commissioned one of the most infamous paintings ever by French artist Gustav Courbet: 'L’Origine du monde' ('The Origin of the World'). The painting still to this day because of its very nature and realistic, graphic nudity, has the power to shock and trigger censorship. It pushed the idea of what is erotic, sensual and romantic to what is pornographic and unmoral.

"Eroticism is dependent not just upon an individual's
sexual morality, but also the culture and time
in which an individual resides.”
- Honore’ de Balzac

This exhibition brings together twenty-two artists, both local and International, with over sixty works of art ranging from painting and drawing to photography and sculpture. The show explores the ideas of sexuality, sensualism, romance, humor, innuendo and eroticism.
L'Origine Du Monde
Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
137 4th Street, Troy, NY
August 25th - September 24, 2017
Reception: Friday, August 25th from 6-9pm

Exhibiting Artists: Michael Bergt, Nina Covington, Daniel Maidman, Reuben Negron, Julie Branch, Suzanna Scott, Colleen Lynch, Gary Masline, Mary Ellen Riell, Emily Lamb, Jeanne Ciravolo, Jon Gernon, Jeff Wigman, Yeachin Tsai, Jilian Platt, Frida Castelli, Corey Pitkin, Andrea Hersh, Rachel Gibson, Louis Braquet, Michael Bach, Chad Span

I Didn't Ask For This

Whitney Bell is a writer, artist, activist, fashion-designer and self-dubbed 'feminist bitch'. When she approached me about participating in this event I had to pause and re-read the intent of the exhibit before responding with a 'hell yes!'. This conversation is a little off-putting, provocative on so many fronts and most often kept from public discourse. The content of 'I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics' is an unsolicited collection of male groin images that have been framed up in mis-matched vintage frames and placed in a reconstructed tableau of Whitney's cozy home.

As Whitney remarks in this interview she wants to "demonstrate the pervasive and invading nature of digital harassment. The content is relatable to so many women, which proves the necessity of opening up this discussion. The unsolicited dick pic is horrible, but what's worse is the fact that this is how little respect many men have for women," she says. "We think we have come so far but misogyny is just a prevalent as ever — whether that be a dick pic in your inbox, or a pussy grab from the president."

Along with the installation featuring the collection of unsolicited dick pics 'I Didn't Ask For This' will feature the work of a diverse mix of artists who span the spectrums of gender, race, and sexuality to give an intersectional perspective to sexual harassment in the digital age.

I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime Of Dick Pics
SOMArts Cultural Center • San Fransciso, CA
Friday, June 9th • 7pm - Midnight PDT
AND Saturday, June 10th • 11am - 4pm
Tickets Available Here
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