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Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection

Sam Taylor-Johnson Self Portrait Suspended III 2004 (low res)-1.tif

Presence: Selections from the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 West Broadway
San Diego, 92101.

November 5, 2015 – January 25, 2016.
Opening Reception: Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m.

An exhibition highlighting 31 thematic selections of the Foundation’s holdings, exploring female identity from a global perspective. Incorporating either the female figure itself or women’s apparel as surrogate for the female body, the works in the exhibition manifest a breadth of physical, psychological, social, and political states of being. Exploring this diversity of female identity with a variety of media, Presence features painting, printmaking, photography, installation, fiber art, and video from Argentina, China, Britain, Italy, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, and the United States. Among the artists included are Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sebastian Blanck, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Faris McReynolds, and Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III).

Image Credit:
Sam Taylor-Johnson Self Portrait Suspended III 2004 (low res)-1.tif
San Taylor-Johnson
Self Portrait Suspended III, 2004
Chromogenic print
53-3/16 x 63-13/16 inches framed
Courtesy of the Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation Collection
Copyright © Sam Taylor-Johnson
Photograph courtesy of White Cube

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