You Can Tell Me: Marla Bendini and Victoria Cantons Duo Exhibition
18 September @ 12:00 pm - 3 October @ 7:00 pm
For millennia the female body has been the object of consumption in art and literature, a malleable subject seen mostly through an almost exclusively masculine lens. Profound discussions within the intellectual discourse surrounding the power of the female psyche have transformed societal norms on a global scale. However, achieving this equilibrium in the art world is far from accomplished and there is still much work to be done in expanding the embrace of gender identity as spectral reality in contemporary art.
This exhibition features two painters, Marla Bendini (b. 1986, Singapore) and Victoria Cantons (b. 1969, UK), who both deliver on cultural aspirations by presenting deeply personal and relevant artworks that move the needle forward regarding the conversation around gender. Although each artist is operating in their own unique cultural arena, they are symbiotically engaging with the historicity of the female gaze in painting.