As humans we generally have a twisted, almost irreverent, understanding of female genitalia. We tend to recognize it as a purely sensual and sexual part of the body rather than embracing its reproductive nature. Women often have to deal with a heavy patriarchal definition of their own sexuality, which has been tainted with ideas of shame, dirtiness and secrecy, and which attempt to negate the vagina’s existence, rather than embracing its centrality to human life and its inherent beauty.
There is a reason, as Frederick Clarke has said, “why we refer to Mother Earth as a feminine energy, cyclic and malleable, moving with a natural flux that both allows and ultimately destroys constructed rigidity.”
Carol Nathan Levin, on her journey as a woman, deals with the pain and lives with the aftermath of removing her ovaries to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. Her approach is that “something” comes out of “nothing… the void, one comes out of zero, and we as woman contain the nothing”…
With this exhibition both artist demystify the unbalance in which we all live by enhancing their respective works as objects of beauty, mystery and femininity… a female celebration!
We would like to give a big thank you to the photographers Carolina Bedoya and Darron Chatz for their work. I would also like to thank both artists, for putting their trust in me in curating this exhibit.