NSFW at OUTLET, Brooklyn

Turning the tables, the new exhibition will show male nudes painted by women artists

Portraits of naked women litter gallery and art fair walls; but spotting the contemporary male nude, in contrast, seems to be as rare as sighting the yeti. The male gaze is still alive and kicking—evident across every visual medium, from film to advertisements, where women subjects are little more than objects shaped by desires and idealization not their own. We’ve seen conversation-starting work come from …

The Real Thing at NYC’s Flowers Gallery

A group exhibition of four photographers gets the head spinning on gender constructs, relationships and more

This Thursday, the Chelsea, NYC location of Flowers Gallery opens “The Real Thing,” a group exhibition featuring photography from four different artists questioning social constructs of gender, identity, femininity and more. Most of the four have aimed the lens at themselves. Recent graduate Juno Calypso (who was named a winner of the 2016 British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Awards) stars in a series of …

Annie Leibovitz’s “Women: New Portraits”

A continuation of the photographer's stunning photo series

It’s been over 15 years since Annie Leibovitz and Susan Sontag created the original “Women” project, featuring a selection of women from all sections of American society. Now, Swiss bank UBS has commissioned a follow-up to that seminal work: “Women: New Portraits.” The exhibition, which will travel to 10 cities over the next 12 months, just opened in London and was introduced by Leibovitz herself—with …