Friday May 12, 2006, 7 pm
show runs :
May 13 - July 2
The Gulf Coast Museum of Art
12211 Walsingham Road Largo, FL 33778
(727) 518-6833 x209
more information :
|Opening Reception: Friday May 12, 2006 - with an artist talk from 6-7 p.m. by Type A. Admission is free for members and $10 dollars for non-members ( the $10 dollar entry includes the talk by Type A)
Bringing together the works of nineteen nationally recognized artists, Will Boys be Boys? examines the nature of adolescent masculinity in art from the past 5 years, including paintings, photographs, and sculptures to installation pieces and video works. The artists explore the notion of the adolescent male, as a socially determined type, in terms of his physical appearance-clothing, hairstyle, and accessories-as well as his pastimes and behaviors. Aware of post-feminist ideas about the complex fluidity of gender and identity, these artists treat the subject with deliberate ambiguity, manifested as a mixture of celebration, critique, imitation, and desire. Male adolescence is seen as a multivalent condition: sometimes androgynous, even feminine in some respects; both arrogant and vulnerable; alternating at times between threatening menace and exuberant innocence.
Greg Fiering & Matt Luem
Type A (Adam Ames & Andrew Bordwin)
Directions to the Gulf Coast Museum of Art
Address: 12211 Walsingham Rd. Largo, FL 33778
From Tampa, take interstate 275 to the Ulmerton Road/Largo exit.
From St. Petersburg, take interstate 275 to the Clearwater/Largo exit.
Continue on Ulmerton Road (Hwy. 688) heading west for apx. 11 miles to the intersection of Walsingham Road. Turn left on Walsingham Road (by First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks) and proceed apx. ¼ mile. The museum is located on the left-hand side at 12211 Walsingham Road.
From U.S. 19, take Ulmerton Rd. west and continue as previously described.
From the beaches:
North beaches, proceed south on Gulf Blvd. to Walsingham Rd., go east for approximately 2 miles and follow the road signs to 12211 Walsingham Rd.
South beaches, proceed north on Gulf Blvd. to Walsingham Rd., go east for approximately 2 miles and follow the road signs to 12211 Walsingham Rd.
Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI), New York. The exhibition was curated by Shamim M. Momin. The exhibition, tour, and brochure are made possible, in part, by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
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