Muscle Memory
812 N. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069
Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Aug 3, 2024
MASH Gallery is pleased to present "Muscle Memory," a groundbreaking exhibition that celebrates queer art and explores the themes of intimacy, human emotions, and love among same-sex relationships. The exhibition showcases the works of several talented male queer artists who have skillfully incorporated elements of figurative art and historical references to create a new narrative that challenges societal norms. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Aaron Sheppard Ivan Madrigal David Jester Jon Pannier Maurizio Battifora Michael Vilkin Vojislav Radovanovic Drawing inspiration from various eras of art, the artists featured in "Muscle Memory" have reimagined traditional figurative art by infusing it with a touch of intimacy and tenderness. Their artwork explores complex and beautiful relationships between men, presenting a fresh perspective on the male form and its representation in the art world. One of the highlights of this exhibition is the incorporation of historical figures and settings, where the male figures are placed within familiar historical paintings, but with a contemporary twist. This innovative approach pays homage to the rich history of art and recontextualizes the male gaze, offering viewers a new lens through which to appreciate and understand the male form in art. "Muscle Memory" serves as a powerful indication of how men can be seen in a new light, breaking away from traditional artistic norms. By showcasing the beauty and diversity of queer art, the exhibition aims to create a safe space for dialogue and understanding about LGBTQ+ experiences, while also celebrating the rich contributions of queer artists to the art world. This special exhibition is curated in honor of Pride Month, a time when the LGBTQ+ community and its allies come together to celebrate diversity, equality, and love. "Muscle Memory" invites visitors to explore the intricacies of queer art through a thought-provoking experience.
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