From the article in artnet News:
Chuck Samuels is known for his provocative self-portraits that deal with feminism in an art historical context. His latest project, recently on display at ClampArt, investigates the tradition of the female nude. In this series, Samuels recreates a set of classical nude photographic portraits, making himself the subject instead of using a female subject. Inserting himself into the narrative of the female nude creates two noteworthy complications. One, it questions the notion of the male gaze. Two, it questions the tradition of objectifying women. In effect, Samuels’s work operates as a constructive critique of this historical narrative.