Date(s) - 07/06/2017 - 07/30/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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- Exhibition: July 6-30
- Opening reception: Friday, July 14 from 6-9 pm
- Artist talk: Sunday, July 30 from 1-3 pm
- Gallery hours: Wednesday and Fridays 12-5 pm, as well as by appointment.
Sex Symbol is an exhibition representing symbols of sex from a woman’s perspective, with ‘sex’ having a broad interpretation, including: femininity, sexuality, intimacy, and the physical act itself. The artists, who are all from the Philadelphia area, are: Nancy Hellebrand in collaboration with Shira Yudkoff, Judy Gelles, Ekaterina Popova, and Phyllis Gorsen. Using a variety of mediums, the show explores what women perceive as emblems of the female gender. In many instances within the work, femininity and sexuality are cross bred in both internal identities as well as in external social constructs. Though the symbols chosen are broadly recognized, they are filtered through the lens of each artist exposing individual personal narratives such as identity, life experiences and cultural beliefs. There is a rousing interplay between works that espouse subtleties of importance with works more pronounced in their intention.