“I’m not a feminist,” says Pryor Callaway, which may come as a surprise to anyone whose first brush with the visual artist’s work is “Genderful,”
Mannequins, which Callaway has transformed into provocative, challenging, sexual and courageous sculptures, are the visual voices in the show. They represent her point of view that the task at hand in our day and time isn’t about women breaking barriers but about any gender breaking through preconceptions that do not allow authenticity and resonance. In this vein, the show encourages an exploration of the feminine merging with the masculine through a transfiguration of genitalia to personify braveness, freedom and identity.
Pryor Callaway, born and raised in Mississippi, has lived and worked as an artist in New York. Her work has been shown at Art Basel Miami, Times Square, a solo show in Noho, Boffo Showhouse in the Lower East Side, and Weimitt Gallery. Her work has been published in contemporary art books and print and online magazines.
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