Pin Up!

May 20 – July 1, 2017 at Classic Car West Gallery
411 26th St Oakland, CA 94612, Oakland CA
Artist Reception Friday June 2nd from 6 -9pm
Special Events – Saturday Stroll(s) May 20th & June17 th 2-4pm
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Pin Up! Featuring the work of Claudia Huenchuleo, Derek Cracco, Gillian O’Shea, Marie-Pier Frigon, Nina Wright, Victor Barbieri, Walter Aprile and Winnie van der Rijn will open May 20th at the Classic Car West Gallery in Oakland and run through July 1st with special events including First Friday artist reception on June 2nd, and Saturday Stroll openings May 20th and June 17th.

From the coyly adventurous calendar girl hanging on locker-room walls to Instagram and high fashion spreads, representations and notions of femininity, feminism and female identity are shifting; so too are expectations and standards of male beauty. Who or what is the “ideal”; who interprets and owns this new standard?

OFFspace has embodied the current debate in this charged landscape with work alluding to, defying and epitomizing the new/post/disrupted ideal.  Taking on fascination with weaponized sexuality, cheeky twists on the traditional supine, passive nude and the “candid” snapshot Pin Up! artists bring an array of views and perspectives together to challenge and celebrate the idealized (fe)male form.