New York! 22.06 – 15.07.18 Others, an exhibition by Mark Dutcher, Aaron Smith and Andrew Mania

Sockdollager-lrg - Aaron Smith

Others is an intimate three-person show consisting of Los Angeles based Mark Dutcher and Aaron Smith and UK based Andrew Mania, that seeks to explore contemporary masculinity. It will be the third show from FACTION Art Projects in New York.

Mark Dutcher, Window with Pink Horizon

The exhibition presents complex masculine identities that challenge historical depictions of strong, muscled men of stature. The works in this show portray a masculinity that is vulnerable, doubtful, idealized or pretty stimulating discussion around modern perspectives of masculinity. These three artists portray alternative masculine identities using differing styles. While Aaron Smith’s bearded Victorian-inspired men take on the stereotypical ‘bear’ appearance, Mania’s fay boys may be described as modern day ’twinks’.

Andrew Mania, Donald

Mark Dutcher’s works draw inspiration from queer literature and poetry, in particular that of Jean Genet and Hart Crane. His drowning men pieces commemorate those who have died of AIDS, whilst the bright colors, glitter and vibrant appearance of his works seek to represent positivity within homosexuality.

FACTION is a new response to the changing market place and the erosion of the traditional art market, where galleries were gatekeepers for artists. FACTION aims to reimagine these relationships through unique collaborative projects, either curated by the team themselves, or by talented guest curators. FACTION was conceived as a vehicle for promoting and encouraging conversation about multiple diversities.

Gibface-AaronSmith-2018 – Aaron Smith (1)

Others will open with a private view on June 21 and will run until July 15, 2018 at the magnificent Gallery 8 in Harlem, in tandem with New York Pride. The artists and curators are available for interview.

WHAT? Others, an exhibition by Mark Dutcher, Aaron Smith and Andrew Mania
WHERE? Faction Art Project, 2602 Frederick Douglass Boulevard – 10030 New York, New York
WHEN? From June 22nd till 15th of July

Private Viewing on June 21st – RSVP HERE

Instagram: @factionartprojects
Andrew Mania on Instagram: @andrew.mania

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