GENDERFUL by Artist Pryor Callaway

Opening Reception February 4th, 6-8pm Jadite Gallery 413 W 50th St, NY NY
 
 
GENDERFUL BY PRYOR CALLAWAY
GENDERFUL BY PRYOR CALLAWAY
NEW YORK - Jan. 22, 2014 - PRLog -- WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS.... GENDER BREAKING BARRIERS....

“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,” set to open at the Jadite Gallery in Midtown Manhattan on February 4th. The evocative sculptures peppering the gallery represent the strong women in her adult life and a look back to her childhood in the Deep South: “The idea of “Genderful stems internally from my penchant for playing with the boys when I was growing up; some people don't see race or color as a kid. I didn't see gender.”

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.

Jadite Galleries, established in 1985 contributes to the ever-changing contemporary art scene in new New York.

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Pryor Callaway
212 315 2740 / 917 327 3906
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