Betty Tompkins: Some Sex, Lots of Talking
1700 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 440, Los Angeles CA 90021
Jun 12, 2 PM - 6 PM — ends Aug 14, 2021
GAVLAK Los Angeles is pleased to present Some Sex, Lots of Talking, Betty Tompkins’ third solo exhibition with the gallery. Presented concurrently with the artist’s first international survey, Betty Tompkins: Raw Material, at MO.CO Montpellier Contemporain from June 26 to September 5, Some Sex, Lots of Talking is comprised of new works which expand the artist’s critical practice, exploring iconic depictions of women in classical art and commercial photography to interrogate their coercive and objectifying representational modes. Also featured are new additions to Tompkins’s longstanding series, Fuck, Sex and Cunt Paintings, which collectively make up the centerpiece of her Montpellier survey, and in which pornographic and otherwise censorial images of women’s bodies are refashioned through the artist’s restrained acrylic grisaille. Some Sex, Lots of Talking opens June 12 and will be on view through August 14 at GAVLAK Los Angeles.