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Femina Potens

Exhibition Detail
Pin Me Up and Down: An Ode To A Classic
2199 Market St
(between 15th St & Sanchez St)
San Francisco, CA 94114

February 6th, 2010 - February 27th, 2010
February 6th, 2010 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm
modern, feminist painting, lgbtqi

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 6 - 27, 2010 - Do you you remember Farah Faucet pinned to your wall, making your heart race, your palms sweat and your mind wander between her breasts, while your hand wandered beneath the sheets. What about Marilyn Monroe, Betty Page, or Dita Von Teese? Did Carmen Electra or Cindy Crawford stare down at you while you fall asleep?  The pin-up represents desire, strength and power -  a symbolic art form that has lasted for generations.  Femina Potens is happy to titillate the bay-area with our latest Visual Art exhibit 'Pin me up and Down' An ode to the classic pin-up girl.

Artists Nancy Peach, Jenny Wehrt and Lucy Peterson grace the walls of Femina Potens with their contemporary view of  pin-up art.  Look deep into the eyes of  women in Peach'spaintings, as they feed our lusty hearts with their erotic and goddess-like poses.  Wehrt puts a modern spin on an iconic American staple, creating vibrant pop-portraits of famous pinups that celebrate every curve.  Inspired by images from the covers of pulp and sleaze paperbacks, Peterson hand stitches her “100 Ladies” collection of needlepoint pin-ups.  This exhibition is a tribute to vampish feminine power from Betty Page to Dita Von Tesse.

We will continue to salute to all things Pin-Up all month long.  Join us for these tantalizing workshops, panels and performances. Show runs from February 6 - 27.

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