Manhood

PRESS RELEASE

Manhood
May 29 – Oct 26, 2017

Litvak Contemporary announces the opening of the exhibition, Manhood. Featuring 5 artists, the exhibition explores the contemporary representation of men at various ages. Art history has a long tradition of portraying men in positions of power communicating characteristics like prestige, wealth and physical prowess. In contrast, the artists in this exhibition depict masculinity in its weak and despondent states. The men described look away from the viewer and lower their gaze; their shoulders are hunched and their posture evokes failure and defeat. The figures seem withdrawn, their distant gaze lost in thought while in other instances they cover their eyes altogether hiding from the world they inhabit. These intensely personal works expand upon the conventional depiction of masculinity, creating a nuanced and intimate portrait of manhood.

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