Introducing Philadelphia artist Debbie Lerman. Her Viewing Room Show runs September 1-October 31, 2021.
"I’ve come to realize that even now, when the female gaze is claiming a much larger share of the artistic gaze overall, it is rarely directed at nude male bodies. I think men, especially the straight white men who have dominated production and acquisition of Western art, have successfully trained us to avert our eyes from what makes them feel uncomfortable, or vulnerable. In '(re)Genesis: Let Us Make Man in Our Image' that vulnerability is embodied, literally and symbolically, by my naked husband."