June 8th –August 16th, 2019
Opening reception: June 8th, 7-9:30 pm
SPARC presents Christina Schlesinger in the Durón Gallery . Tomboys features a vibrant collection of artworks by Christina Schlesinger that examines the intersections between gender, identity, fashion, sex, and representation. The exhibition includes over twenty mixed media oil paintings that explore self-portraiture, feminist nudes, and lesbian sex. Schlesinger’s body of work honors tomboys everywhere and contributes to an evolving conversation on gender and identity.
About the Artist:
Christina Schlesinger started at Cal Arts in the Feminist Studio Workshop and left to paint murals across Los Angeles. Feminism and activism have been core to Schlesinger’s work since she co-founded the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, CA in 1976. She has received public art commissions and been a part of gallery exhibitions in California, New York, Massachusetts, Colorado and New Hampshire. Her activism extends to her involvement with the Guerrilla Girls where she is known as Romaine Brooks. Visit www.christinaschlesinger.com for more information about the artist.