Manhood: Masculinity, Male Identity and Culture

September 23 - November 27, 2011

An exploration of contemporary male identity through the eyes of practicing artists.

This exhibit addresses the lifelong process of choosing how to live, behave, define oneself, interact, and to simultaneously reconcile these choices and actions with our self image and with the expectations of our culture through the lens of male gender. Who are the artists making work about male identity and what does their work have to say about contemporary culture and reality?

Featured Artists

Jesse Burke - Providence RI Andrew Mowbray - Dorchester Ma
Steven Frost - Chicago IL Mark Newport - Ferndale MI
Jason Hanasik - San Francisco CA Oli Rodriguez - Chicago IL
Keith Hoyt - New Paltz NY Jules Rosskam - Amherst MA
Zinah Loo - Chicago IL Jeremy Arlo Simmons - Oakland CA
Darrel Morris - Kentucky Travis LeRoy Southworth - Brooklyn NY
Polly Motley - Stowe VT

Special Events:

Video screening: 'against a trans narrative' by Jules Rosskam.
Saturday Nov. 5, 5 pm. followed by Q&A with film director.
Jules Rosskam presents a provocative and personal experimental documentary investigating dominant constructions of trans-masculine identity, gender, and the nature of community.

TALK: Masculinity and Geography by Rashad Shabazz
Shabazz is a Ph.D. Assistant Professor at UVM in the geography department. Dr. Shabazz's academic expertise brings together theories of race and racism, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies, within a methodological framework that draws on history, human geography, philosophy and literature.

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