There’s been a lot of all-female art shows ever since Trump’s inauguration. But that’s something we’ll never get sick of––and that’s long overdue. The latest exhibition to tackle the female perspective is The Untitled Space‘s new group show, Secret Garden. Focusing on the female gaze in erotic art, the exhibit brings together legendary feminist artists like Betty Tompkins and Joan Semmel, with some of today’s most exciting names, including BULLETT favorites Kelsey Bennett, Kat Toronto and Signe Pierce. Inspired by the 1973 book, My Secret Garden, by Nancy Friday, a pioneering sex-positive feminist, the exhibition unapologetically explores female sexuality and expression.
‘LUST,’ Jessica Lichtenstein
Featuring multi-disciplinary work from over 40 femme-identifying artists, Secret Garden highlights the way women approach sexuality in their lives, and art. With Trump’s misogynistic rhetoric and the future of reproductive rights still in jeopardy, curator Indira Cesarine wanted female artists to challenge representation and champion positivity, furthering the dialogue surrounding female sexual freedom. As the female body continues to be subjugated and censored, Secret Garden celebrates femininity in all of its forms. And since our President thinks he can grab us by the pussy, we might as well blow it up, paint it and showcase it everywhere.
Secret Garden: The Female Gaze on Erotica is on view now, until July 30.