Lissa Rivera’s “Beautiful Boy” on view at National Arts Club

Artworks from photographer Lissa Rivera’s series “Beautiful Boy” will be on view in a solo exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City through November 25, 2017:

Photographer and curator Lissa Rivera presents “Beautiful Boy,” an investigation of the visual language of femininity that is deeply embedded in the DNA of our cultural perceptions. This award-winning project has been heralded by The New York Times and Harpers Bazaar and recently received the Magnum Photography Award for portraiture.

With her romantic partner as muse, Rivera explores the evolution of image culture in relationship to identity, sexuality, and gender. Rivera meticulously art directs each ethereal photograph, piecing together intricate costumes, settings, and concepts that interrogate the history of cinema and photography. By presenting her partner within the lineage of great beauties, Rivera re-contextualizes what is attractive and beautiful as well as the visual pleasures available to women.

“Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy”
November 6 – 25, 2017

Trask Gallery
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
212.475.3424
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The artist’s process: “The Twilight World of Michael Massaia”

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Work by Chuck Samuels on view at Museo de Arte Moderno

Work by Chuck Samuels on view at Museo de Arte Moderno

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Nix/Gerber lecture at University of KY Art Museum

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Michael Massaia in “Sweet Tooth” at Shelburne Museum

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Jesse Burke artworks in three museum exhibitions opening in September

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Lissa Rivera: Magnum Photography Award 2017 winner

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Susan Barnett exhibition at University of Maine Museum of Art

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