Introducing The Artist Outpost, a multipurpose, 2000-square ft. duplex, showcasing curated up-and-coming designers on the top floor boutique, and collective shows in the downstairs gallery. The design caters to those who crave a unique space, and the hidden gem of East Harlem is located on a picturesque cobblestone street, enchanting viewers as they experience it. The main objective for the May 16th show titled, “Erotic Feminism in the Me Too Era,” is to bring together women in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere so that they can gain strength from unity. This show will represent what the #MeToo movement means to each individual artist. The word “erotic” is left to interpretation and not meant to be used as the traditional definition, associated with nudity and sexual nature. For this show, the artists used the title to signify their view of what eroticism means. The show encompasses the challenges women have faced and are currently facing in “Me Too Era,” giving women a voice and an outlet, after suffering through decades of lower wages vs. male colleagues, lower job titles/rankings in the workplace, and a general inequality in the roles of standard society, being subjected to treatment as sexual objects. The show will feature 10 artists from around the world. The artwork will be showcased through different forms of expression, ranging from photography, to oil paintings, and skateboard art, with one designer who creates one-of-a-kind pieces of art in wearable form. This show will not be a traditional gallery opening, but a lifestyle event for people to socialize, view art, shop upstairs in the upscale boutique featuring a wide range of products from organic skincare, to one-of-a-kind clothing and handmade jewelry. The show is curated by Michela Tebano/Owner of The Artist Outpost Gallery + Boutique & Stacey Van Gorder Leung.
WHO: The Artist Outpost
WHAT: Erotic Feminism in the Me Too Era
WHERE: 501 E. 118th St. (at Pleasant Avenue) NY, NY 10035
WHEN: Opening: May 15 through May 26 12-5 PM