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Viewing The Male Gaze: From Larry Stanton to Now

Explore the power of the male-on-male gaze at The Artist Room this July as works by a radical group of contemporary artists go on display alongside unseen drawings by Larry Stanton, the New York-based portrait artist who tragically died in 1984 of AIDS-related complications, aged just 37.

Over the course of his short life, Stanton documented in his sketches and paintings the liberating pre-AIDS queer scene and the bohemian spirit in the city and beyond. ‘People make their own faces and Larry knew this instinctively,’ said Stanton’s friend and artist David Hockney.

Elsewhere, you’ll find works by Kenneth Bergfeld, Jimmy DeSana, Paul P. and Leon Pozniakow, the multi-disciplinary artist who draws inspiration from personal memories to explore the gay experience and love. Also included are works by Cary Kwok, who is best known for his graphic drawings which depict erotic — even fetishist — scenes.

Shown together, these works reveal the beauty found in fleeting and unexpected encounters. The result is superb and will leave you wanting more.

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Dates
05 July 2022 — 30 July 2022
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