Credit: Marla Bendini and Cuturi Gallery
The male gaze has long dominated many arenas, including the fine arts. Cuturi Gallery‘s latest exhibition, You Can Tell Me, aims to subvert and move the needle forward in the conversation around gender through deeply personal paintings by two very different artists: Singapore artist Marla Bendini and British artist Victoria Cantons.
Despite their marked differences in cultures, ages and settings, Marla and Victoria, who both identity as transgender, symbiotically engage with the historicity of the female gaze in painting. Marla, for example, is known to incorporate her struggles with gender and body dysmorphia through her poignant works (pictured here: Pillowtalk _ It Is Safe To Look Within, oil on linen, 190 x 170cm, 2021).
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September 18 to October 3 at Cuturi Gallery, 61 Aliwal Street