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Reception Friday June 3, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition June 3 - 25, 2016

 

Join us for a Man Show artist talk with a few of the exhibiting artist on Saturday June 4 from 11am - 1pm at L | Ross gallery.

 

L | Ross Gallery
5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 104
Memphis, TN 38117  901.767.2200

Artist:

Timothy Andrews . Eli Gold . Jan Hankins . Jed Jackson . Chuck Johnson Richard Lou . Terry Lynn . Kevin Mitchell . Jason Miller . Carl E. Moore
Tom Murray .  Nick Pena`. Michael Stanley . Mathew Thomas.

Curators:

Carl E. Moore

Melissa Farris

Definition of Man:

 

An individual human; especially :  an adult male human:  humankind:  a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) that is anatomically related to the great apes but distinguished especially by notable development of the brain with a resultant capacity for articulate speech and abstract reasoning, is usually considered to form a variable number of freely interbreeding races, and is the sole living representative of the hominid family:  one possessing in high degree the qualities considered distinctive of manhood.

 

The quality or state of being manly :  manliness.

 

 Merriam-Webster

The Man Show explores the viewpoints, conceptual ideas and images from artist with various backgrounds, cultures, experiences and ideologies.

 

The show investigates attitudes, stereotypes and expectations of the definition of Manhood in the last 50 years. "The Man Show" examines the role of the male figure in today's society as changes take place in the family social structure, the workplace, politics, gender roles and belief systems in our everyday life.

 

Cultural attitudes due to immigration, the increase in single parent households and the debate of equal pay, for women and minorities have questioned the meaning of fairness in a male dominant society. This also extends to the incarceration and homicide rate among minority groups and the acceptance of alternative lifestyles that have created households headed primarily by either a male only or female only parent structure.

The Man Show Artist:

Artwork:

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We would like to thank Linda Ross

for her support of this project!

L | Ross Gallery
5040 Sanderlin Ave. Suite 104
Memphis, TN 38117  901.767.2200

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