THE FEMALE NUDE: WAYS OF SEEING
STUDIO 3 GALLERY, KENT UNIVERSITY
10th may 2019 - 26th MAy 2019
Two of Jonathan Yeo’s print works, Centaurus and Three Women (Homage to Picasso), were selected to be exhibited in The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing at the Studio 3 Gallery. The exhibition aimed to focus on the representation of the female nude throughout art history, rethinking how the nude reinforces gender stereotypes, as well as raising questions around contemporary debates, such as feminism, body image and identity. They are both part of Yeo’s collage series, re-appropriating pornographic imagery as a medium. See further examples of the series here.
Co-author and curator of 'The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing', Carola D'Ambrosio said: 'The exhibition will stand as a visual statement of the progression taking place within the world of art but also as reflective of wider cultural attitudes. Movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up have spread widely in the last year, and there is a constant attention reserved for the narrative of the female body which is not yet fully explored in the medium of print. In highlighting these outlooks we aim to rethink the female nude and encourage viewers to experience the subject from a range of different perspectives.'
These prints are exhibited alongside works by artists such as Honoré Daumier, Jim Dine, Pablo Picasso, Julian Opie and Marilene Oliver.