Classic Cars WestMay 20 - June 17, 2017
Info411 26th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Google Map »
ReceptionJune 3, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pin Up! Featuring the work of Arika von Edler, Claudia Huenchuleo, Derek Cracco, Gillian O’Shea, Marie-Pier Frigon, Victor Barbieri, and Winnie van der Rijn will open May 20th at the Classic Car West Gallery in Oakland. The show will run through June with special events including First Friday artist reception on June 2nd, and Saturday Stroll openings May 20th and June 17th. From the coyly adventurous calendar girl hanging on locker-room walls to Instagram and high fashion spreads, representations and notions of femininity, feminism and female identity are shifting. Who or what is the “ideal”; who interprets and owns this new standard? OFFspace has embodied the current debate in this charged landscape of the female, with work alluding to, defying and epitomizing the new/post/disrupted ideal. Taking on fascination with weaponized sexuality, cheeky twists on the traditional supine, passive nude and the “candid” snapshot Pin Up! artists bring an array of views and perspectives together to challenge and celebrate the idealized female form.