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No More Lip Service at SPRING/BREAK Art Show


  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Room #W24 866 United Nations Plaza New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)

“We’ve reached a point in our history where even a tepid apology from a man is cause for artistic commemoration.” - Karen Mainenti

When organizers of the annual SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW chose a curatorial theme for the 2019 edition ( Fact and Fiction ), NYC-based artist Karen Mainenti knew exactly how she was going to demonstrate the fine line that lies between. She would commandeer #MeToo male apologists’ mea culpas , and draw attention to how rare such public admissions are from men regarding their flaws.

In the artist’s solo exhibition, “No More Lip Service,” curated by independent curators Marly Hammer and Lisa Wirth (of Work in Progress), Mainenti explores parallels between recent apologies made by men accused of sexual harassment and fault-finding marketing claims routinely displayed on consumer products for women. “No More Lip Service” opens March 5th, at the SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW .

Complementing the #MeToo Boutique, “No More Lip Service” features three additional series of work by Mainenti in which the artist further tackles her exploration of feminine and masculine archetypes. Using reductive word play and technique, the artist transforms everyday objects into artworks that forever change how you perceive them.  

VIP FIRST LOOK & PRESS PREVIEW
Tuesday, March 5
11am-4pm

VIP OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday, March 5
4-8pm

REGULAR SHOW DAYS
Wednesday, March 5-Monday, March 11
11am-7pm

Earlier Event: December 7
small/MIGHTY at La Bodega Gallery
Later Event: March 15
Birthday Suit at Site: Brooklyn