Last week "The Female Gaze, Part 2: Women Look At Men," an exhibition that includes many rich and inventive paintings, opened at Cheim and Read. The first edition, "The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women," took place in 2009, and the new installment, featuring work by 32 women who depict men, focuses on gender and sexuality. Not surprisingly, then, this iteration, curated by John Cheim, is overflowing with sex and stiff dick. The James Kalm Report covered the opening, and I thought I'd share the video, as well as the humorless, bitter comments left on his YouTube Channel and a few images of the less explicit paintings in the show.
[Image at top: Dana Schutz, Frank as a Proboscis Monkey, 2002, oil on canvas, 35 3/4 x 3 1 3/4 inches.]