Yang

"Yang" - The Exhibition

Opening on the 25th of August 2017, from 6pm.

There will be a door prize for the best dressed male.

Free admission.

Invitation for Artists to exhibit in "Yang".

Serpentine Community Gallery

is proud to offer an opportunity to exhibit in

"Yang" - an investigation/celebration

into the masculine energy Yang

and it's many MANifestations.

Open to Artists who live in the Northern Rivers.

Bring artworks to the Serpentine by the 22nd August.

Exhibition will run until 18th September.

Yin Yang is the Tao expression of opposites in nature,

such as light/dark,

hot/cold,

negative/positive,

female/male.

 

The word Yin comes out to mean “shady side”

and Yang “sunny side”.

The symbol for Yin Yang is two teardrop shapes

nestled within each other,

as a white growing crest (male)

folded over a black valley or dark trough of a wave (female).

Contained within each is a part of the other

(white dot on dark female,

and dark dot on light male).

Serpentine Gallery is proud to present "Yang",

an exhibition investigating and celebrating the "masculine" part of the gender duality.

 Here, artists are invited to present the light yet impregnable male,

balanced with a little touch of the dark, fecund feminine.

This upcoming exhibition will represent the wholistic masculine in all his MANifestations:

 fatherhood, passion, growth, brightness - all that is structured and firm: our inner-strength.

 Artists are invited to represent the full potential as male containing female,

 or an amalgam of these forces, balanced as sacred energies.

The Hindus say that without Shakti, the personified feminine life force,

 Shiva, who encompasses the masculine ability to act, becomes a corpse.

 She is the life energy that animates the male principle,

 and the male principle in turn animates action in the world.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Este.

Opening night entertainment:

a spontaneous jam session of clarinet, guitar, percussion

and the wonderful jazz tones of Janelle Buckely.

'Hello Daddy'

charcoal on paper

- This drawing aims to capture moments of a new father bonding with his child. -

by Corinne Batt-Rawden

'Madman'

pastel by Ann Belle

'Can you see Jackson?'

  by Jackson Gooch

Artist's Statement

'Masked'

is the 2nd piece from my "Initiation" series.

Our unspoken pact.

Our culture has a superficial and

narrow idea of what masculinity is,

and it requires men to constantly

prove their manhood by adhering to it:

"real men" do not feel or express emotions

and do not show weakness.

Once boys have been taught to

wear this mask, it is not easy to take it off

and connect to others and oneself.

Is it surprising then, that men are more likely

to be the perpetrators and victims of violence?

The exhibition "Initiation" took place

'Masked'

by Chuck Mayfield

in October 2016

at Melbourne's BSIDE gallery.

- Chuck Mayfield,

 August, 2017