Local fine artist, Bren Ahearn redefines gender-based art forms and celebrates 2011 PRIDE month with his exciting, challenging and thought-provoking MANMADE exhibition. MANDMADE expresses varied perspectives on homophobia in words and images to fuel needed dialogue between art and society. It is a collection of works that explores, celebrates and expands ideas of tolerance and acceptance and the role ignorance plays in gender stereotypes.
"I'm looking forward to my Sacramento coming-out exhibition, which I hope will inspire viewers to engage in a dialogue about gender and sexual behavioral norms,” states Ahearn.
MANMADE will be on view at Evolve the Gallery June 9-25, 2011 at 2907 35th Street, Historic Oak Park, Sacramento. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Ahearn purposefully crafted a body of strong and challenging works providing viewers with a unique opportunity to exchange unexposed thoughts and reinforce the need to encourage and support diversity. His has an intrinsic ability to look at his experiences, reflect, digest and produce exceptional work. “We feel diversity is key to the strength of any community,” states Evolve the Gallery owners, Brady and A.Michelle Blakeley. “Bren has taken an art form, cross-stitching, that has been traditionally crafted by women and uses it to challenge the viewers disposition. This is definitely an exhibition we’ve anxiously waited to present.”