forever in a catalog with Carolee Schneeman, Annie Sprinkle, and the Guerrilla Girls, forever yours…

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze
Opening at SOMArts Main Gallery
Friday, November 4th: 6-9:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

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for our ART OPENING!

Friday, November 4th
6-9:00 p.m.

SOMArts Cultural Center
Main Gallery
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco. CA

Exhibition Dates:
11/4 – 11/30/2011 

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze is an exhibition that re-envisions gender, society and the politics of exposure. With a gallery filled with men stripped naked, this body of work exposes women’s cheeky, provocative and sometimes shocking commentaries on the opposite sex. The exhibition’s contemporary scope encompasses all the ways that women view Man-as-Object, reversing the traditional view of male artists objectifying women. Its diverse perspectives on masculinity come from straight, transsexual, transgender, lesbian and multi-cultural artists through a spectrum of media, from paintings to sculpture, installations to performance, video to social media. The show’s extensive collection of male adoration, male impersonation and male appendages may make the viewer squirm a little. But that is precisely the point. The more than 100 women artists in the exhibition unapologetically reveal how they really see men. Through this public display at SOMArts Cultural Center, the show’s organizers aim to equalize the gaze between the sexes.

Featured Artists:  Juana Alicia, Nancy Buchanan, The Guerrilla Girls on Tour!, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jill O’Brian, ORLAN, Carolee Schneeman, Silvia Sleigh,  Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens,  May Wilson and Melissa P. Wolf.

AND Selected Artists for the Gallery and Catalog!
Leslie Aguillard, Mel Ahlborn, Roberta Ahrens, Olga Alexander, Sharon Allicotti, Zina Al-Shukri, Carolyn Applegate, Juliane Backmann, Hazel Bartram-Birchenough, Joanne Beaule Ruggles, Jasmine Begeske, Erica Bendickson, Susan Bennett, A Binghamfreeman, Erika Brooks, Tracy Brown, Reena Burton, Della Calfee, Brie Castell, Claudia Chapline, Yuling Chuang, Christine Cianci, Janie Cohen, Katie Commodore, Nicole Craine, Tristan Crane, Tristan Crane, Arabella Decker, Deena des Rioux, Rosemary Giusti Dillon, Liz Dodson, Eileen Downes, Betsyann Duval, Merrilyn Duzy, Fran Eber, Roya Farassat, Sheila Finnigan, Lin Fischer, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Julie Fournier, Sandy Frank, Lynn Friedman, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Margaret ‘Margo’ Garces, Michal Gavish, Judy Gelles, Ingeborg Gerdes, Christine Giancola, Lisolette Gilcrest, Sarah Beth Goncarova, Pallavi Govindnathan, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Corinne Greenberg, Gail Gurman, Karen Gutfreund, Tania Hammidi, Valerie Hallier, Sharon Hart, Laura Hartford, Trudi Chamoff Hauptman, Lidia Hasenauer, Marlene Hawthrone Thomas, Deena Haynes, Karen Henninger, Katty Ryan Hoover, Hedda Hope, Aisjah Hopkins, Sara Hopkins, Cynthia Horn, Tedda Hughes, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Annette Isham, Patricia Izzo, Lahib Jaddo, Ellen Jantzen, Annelise Jarvis-Hansen, Elaine Jason, Tammy Kinsey & Jean Kusina, Judy Johnson-Williams, Tamarra Kaida, Ashley Kauschinger, Christy Kelly-Bentgen, Elizabeth Kendall, Ellen Kieffer, Karen Lance Klaber, Corlia Kock, Susan Kraft, Diana Krevsky, Beth Lakamp, Sarah Lapp, Lark, Allison Leach, Evie Leder, Lee Lee, Sharon Leong, Lynn Elliott Letterman, Amelia Lewis, Lory Lockwood, Kelsey Livingston, Michelle Lopez, Jacalyn Lopez Garcia, So Yoon Lym, Cat Lynch, Sita Mae, Kelsi Mannhalter, China Marks, Louise Maloof, Kristina Martino, Karen Mathews, Jeanette May, Kristine Mays, Shilo McCabe, Alysanne McGaffey, Harrigan McMahon Bowman, Erika Meriaux, Carol Morris, Amy-Elyse Neer, Jill Nonnemacher, Barbara Neri, Janice Nesser, Nancy Netherland, Molly Marie Nuzzo, Brenda Oelbaum, Beth Olds, Colleen O’Donnell, Priscilla Otani, Jacki Orr, Arla Patch, Nancy Peach, Rachael Perisho, Heather Pilapil, Karen Purdy, Xian Mei QIu, Patricia Quilichini, Nora Raggio, Cherie M Redlinger, Lynda A. N. Reyes, Trix Rosen, Judith Roth, Laura Rusnak, Carla Sanders, Loredana Sangiuliano, Clara Saprasa, Elinore Schnurr, Centa Schumacher, Judith Segall, Shizue Seigel, Sal Sidner, Sarah Sipling, Bonnie J. Smith, Priscilla Smith, Madelyn Smoak, Jenny Snyder, Julie Snyder, Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, Susan Spaniol, Colette Standish, Julie Sutherland, Erika Swinson, Yuriko Takata, Lani Tanaka, Patricia Terrell-O’Neal, Deborah Mills Thackrey, RoByn Thompson, Lynne Todaro, Linnea Tober, J Toffic, Mette Tommerup, Cristina Velazquez, Christina Renfer Vogel, Susan von Gries, Alexandra Walker, Theresa Walloga, Ruth Waters, Jennifer Weigel, Susan Weisberg, Rachel Weissberger, Carolyn Weltman, Ellen West, Corinne Whitaker, Tamara White, Melissa Wilkinson, Sheila Winner, Kathryn Wood, Carol Witten, Jan Wurm, Jenny Wrenn, Nanette Wylde, Marian Yap, Kathleen Yorba, Emily Yost,   Karen Zack,   Lucia Znamirowski


Tanya Augsburg, Juror

Karen Gutfreund, Director

Priscilla Otani, Curatorial Committee

Brenda Oelbaum, Curatorial Committee

Jessica Gee, Publicity.


Friday, Nov 4 2011

6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Opening Reception, Artwork Dedication, & Performance

6:30 P.M. Artwork Dedication of Sylvia Sleigh‘s work,
Lawrence and Susan Delgado, to Mills College.
7:30 P.M. Performance artist Chanel Matsunami Govreau will performher new work Hapa Bruthas. This performance will explore Hapamale and Asian male sexuality, brotherhood, and the effects of interracial dating in Asian American communities from a mixed-Asian woman’s perspective.
Sunday, Nov 13, 2011, 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Peepshow Drawing Circle & PerformanceReprise of Chanel Matsunami Govreau’s performance, Hapa Bruthas.Peepshow Drawing Circle: this event features live nude male model placed in the gallery’s “hole,” which will be converted into a man-cave. The male model will be drawn by the public and all drawings will be exhibited onsite for the event, then taken home by the artists.

Wednesday, Nov 30 2011, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Closing Reception, Screening & Discussion Panel
6:15 & 6:30 P.M. Screening of Fuses, historic feminist film by Carolee Schneemann in SOMArts theater

7:00 P.M. Looking at Men: Then & Now, panel discussion with Annie Sprinkle, Carolee Schneemann and Tanya Augsburg.

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