Racy Photo on Female Gaze Turns Heads on Ludlow Street
The Richard Taittinger Gallery on Ludlow Street is turning heads. You may have noticed the racy photo of a female butt wearing see-through panties, with the message across her lower back reading – “this is not consent.” In other words, dressing a certain way doesn’t give permission for sex.
As Commentary on the female gaze, the image is currently the subject of a gallery exhibit behind those windows. It’s a group show called “The Female Lens” that runs through December 20.
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The Female Lens seeks to explore how the female gaze informs the construction of images and the construction of identity. The images included in this show seek to explore how women see women and to interrogate ideas of femininity, camaraderie, gender, privilege, oppression as well as the other themes that women navigate consciously or unconsciously on a near-daily basis.
Artists exhibited in the show include Charlotte Abramow, Diane Arbus, Arvida Bystrom, Zackary Drucker, Maryam Eisler, Yagazie Emezi, Frances Goodman, Rania Matar, and Shirin Neshat.