Full Frontal: curated by CCST candidate Katie Schroeder

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6:00-9:00 pm. Exhibition runs April 12 – May 11, 2013

Drawn from the collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Full Frontal explores the relationship between masculinity and male sexuality, and why the image of a naked man, baring all, is one of society’s last taboos. “Manhood” in our society refers to both male identity and the physical penis. The exhibition couples images of the phallus—the socially approved symbol of male power – with images of the flesh—the often censored penis that our society carefully regulates.

This exhibition questions a masculinity that upholds and is controlled by the idea of the phallus. Gritty and real, the works in this group exhibition present different perspectives on the male body and alternative modes of engaging with male sexuality where the idea of masculinity becomes masculinities.

Full Frontal liberates the literal organ from the concept of the phallus through play, vulnerability, violence, love, desire, fantasy, and sex. The exhibition includes works by artists: Iain Baxter, Tom Dean, Russell FitzGerald, Noam Gonick, jess, Brian Jungen, Bruce LaBruce, Attila Richard Lukacs, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eric Metcalfe, Michael Morris, Jack Shadbolt, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vincent Trasov, Joyce Wieland, and others.

Full Frontal is curated by Katie Schroeder, a Master’s Candidate in the Critical and Curatorial Studies program at The University of British Columbia.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6:00-9:00 pm

Curator’s Tour with Katie Schroeder, Saturday, April 13 at 2 pm at Satellite Gallery.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your place:

info@satellitegallery.ca or 604-681-8425.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Michael O’Brian Family Foundation, the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia, and Satellite Gallery.

For further information please contact:

Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca

tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689