SPOM: The Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition

The Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition

The Animal Museum: 421 Colyton Street, Los Angeles, California 90013

February 25 – April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 5-8pm

With special guests SPOM author Carol J. Adams, Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman (author, The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights, Martin Rowe (Lantern Books), and artists featured in the exhibition. PLUS live jazz music from Stray Dog Song, vegan appetizers and cash bar.

Colloquium: Sunday, February 26, 2- 5 pm, $20

Carol J. Adams presenting “The history of the sexual politics of meat slide show: working with ARTISTS, liberating ideas and oppressive images + Q&A and “Women, Animals, and Art” Panel Discussion that includes Carol J. Adams, the curators and artists, to address the theories found within the book. Panel moderator: Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman, author of The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights

The Sexual Politics of Meat (SPOM) exhibition is an artist-run show by: Kathryn Eddy, Janell O’Rourke &

L.A. Watson, featuring fourteen contemporary women artists whose work has been inspired by the

eco-feminist theories presented in Carol J. Adams’ book, The Sexual Politics of Meat. The SPOM exhibi­ tion aims not simply to illustrate the ideas found in the book but instead, highlights how artists internal­ ize theory and create original work as a result; the exhibit will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the book.

The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams explores the ways that women and animals are marginal­ ized and objectified in patriarchal cultures. Through an exploration of how persons might literally and metaphorically become “pieces of meat,” Adams analyzes the object-status of nonhuman animals and its relationship to the objectification of women throughout visual and literary culture.

Through their work, the artists of SPOM examine intersecting oppressions based on gender, race and species, exploring what objectification means to them personally, politically and poetically. Working in a wide variety of media the artists of SPOM ask, “How does someone become something?”

Featured artists: Nava Atlas, Patricia Denys, Kathryn Eddy, Suzy Gonzalez, Hester Jones, Renee Lauzon, Maria Lux, lynn  mowson, Janell O’Rourke, Olaitan Valerie Callender-Scott, Angela Singer, Sunaura   Taylor, L.A. Watson, Yvette Watt.

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