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Exhibition Detail
"You're Practically A Man" by Ginger Liu - part of DRKRM Gallery Last Picture Show ‘09 Year-End Group Exhibition
Curated by: John Matkowsky
933 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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November 14th, 2009 - December 30th, 2009
November 14th, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
"You\'re Practically A Man", Ginger LiuGinger Liu,
"You're Practically A Man",
2009, Digital Photography: C-Print, 11x14
© Ginger Liu
downtown/east la
Wed - Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm, and by appointment
Ginger, liu, photography, DRKRM
"You're Practically A Man"
by Ginger Liu - part of
Last Picture Show ‘09
Year-End Group Exhibition
Opening Reception Saturday November 14th 7-10pm
November 14th – December 30th

""You're Practically A Man" is a personal essay about identity. The scars are from Abdominal Myomectomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (unseen) and Partial Hysterectomy, and represent the efforts I went through to try and keep my womb. I lost that fight to a fibroid the size of a six-month pregnancy. The fibroid weighed down on my bladder and I was lucky to get one hour of unbroken sleep at a time. I couldn’t go out anywhere because I constantly needed the bathroom. And once a month, during my period, I would bleed non-stop for two days and lose so much blood that I was too weak to stand. Hysterectomy was the final option.

The title of the essay refers to a woman’s comment made to me after I told her about my operations and represents the consequential view from some people that women are not whole unless they have children. A male friend of mine also commented that my hysterectomy was no big deal because I am a gay woman and gay women don't have children."

Ginger Liu is a graduate of London’s University of Westminster with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Media Practice (Photography, Film, Multi-Media). Her work has been published in the UK and USA, and has appeared on MTV. She is a Hollywood based photographer, writer and publicist.

drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images.

drkrm. was founded by John Matkowsky who has a twenty-five year reputation as a fine art black and white printer in Los Angeles. Mentored by Tom Consilvio, the founder of Silver Lab, John learned the finesse of the fine artistic print while working on the images of Gary Winograd, William Claxton, Lou Stoumen. and many other renowned photographers.

DRKRM Gallery
Last Picture Show ‘09
Year-End Group Exhibition
Opening Reception Saturday November 14th 7-10pm
November 14th – December 30th

2121 N. San Fernando Road Suite 3

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Tel 323.223.6867 

drkrmgallery ( @ ) gmail dot com

Tue-Sat 11-5 Sun 1-4

List of Artists

Nancy Babka
Marco Romano Bhimani
David Chappell
Martin Cox
Ruth Ellingson
Margery Epstein
Philip Fagan
Nicholas Fedak II
Anthony Friedkin
Joanna Garland
Kevin Hass
Lauren Jack
Alan Kroeber
Ginger Liu
Donald Loze
Cynthia Madrigal


David Meltzer
Jason Ajax Mercer
Gerald Mocarsky
Marilyn Montufar
John Rosewall
Dana Ross
Hanna Ross
Jess Sappenfield
Barbet Schroeder
Jeff Seltzer
Rafael Serrano
Matt Shallenberger 
Håkan Sjöström
Jacqueline Troung
Theodore Yeager

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