Gender Bender – Tues Dec 8, 2015

GENDER BENDER

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Don’t you mean fender bender Joh.  No, I do mean gender bender.  Many of us have had the experience of our car having a conflict with another.  Most of the time such conflicts are easily resolve with our vehicle insurance.  When we experience a GENDER BENDER, things can get more tricky.  The title of my annual intellectual presentation about art will deal with some of the conflicts we experience between the genders.  There are four genders that I can identify.  How have the visual arts, including photography, dealt with these conflicts in the past, and today?  That is the crux of the presentation.  Some artists, including myself, have on occasion offended a gender other than my own.  So be it.  An artist’s intention is not always clearly seen by the viewer.  I hope to see many (all) of you at this presentation.  Just remember this statement made by Degas; “art is not what you see, but what you make others see.