Just received notice of the very exciting looking exhibition "Objectify This: Female Anatomy Dissected" curated by Vanessa Ruiz, founder of the wonderful Street Anatomy Blog; images from the show above, and full info follows:
'OBJECTIFY THIS: Female Anatomy Dissected and Displayed', a group exhibition of paintings and illustrations featuring the underlying anatomy of the female body.
September 7th – September 29thYou can find out more by clicking here.
Design Cloud Gallery
118 N. Peoria St. 2N, Chicago, IL
Opening event Friday, September 7th, 6–10p.m. with burlesque performances by Chicago's Vaudezilla troupe.
Throughout time, female anatomical illustration has evoked a multitude of feelings beyond simple academic representation. It's one of the reasons why the male form has been the exemplum of the human body throughout time, with the female being illustrated only as the variation in terms of reproductive organs and surface anatomy. This gallery show seeks to portray females only in relation to other females. It will compel viewers to question the objectivity surrounding ‘female anatomy’ and define—or re-define—their own perceptions through the art, perspectives, literature, and live burlesque performances.
Featured artists: Fernando Vicente, Jason Levesque, Cake, Michael Reedy, Emily Evans, Danny Quirk, Pole Ka, Tristan des Limbes, Amylin Loglisci.
Images, Top to bottom (click on images to see larger version):