For this juried exhibition we asked artists to step into the man cave to observe and uncover
the concept of the male image and it’s social, physical, and psychological evolution.
Over 30 chosen artists share in their exploration of male archetypes and related issues,
both negative and positive. Some of these include masculinity and sexuality,
competitiveness, the power hierarchy, fatherhood, and pride and passion in work and play.

 

Featured artists:
Luis Alves: collage
Peter Arakawa
Patricia Bender
Michael Benevenia
Neil Besignano
Bill Bonner
Lisa Gordon Cameron
Mary Jean Canziani
Sam Caponegro
Fred Cole
Joanne Devine
David Elwood
Steven Epstein
Richard Gessner
Bill Giacalone

Michele Guttenberg
Rita Herzfeld
Ruth Jansyn
Linda Kimler
David LaMorte
Donald Lokuta
John Marron
Brian McCormack
Daniel Marin Medina
Maria Mijares
Ellen Rebarber
Devon Reiffer
Annie Risemberg
Joseph Ursulo
Susan Wallack
John Wyatt

A Man’s World

Michael Benevenia “The Wheel II”, 2014, steel, lead, wood, brass, acrylic on panel

Michael Benevenia “The Wheel II”, 2014, steel, lead, wood, brass, acrylic on panel

Brian McCormack – “The Self Made Man” found objects

Brian McCormack – “The Self Made Man” found objects

John  Wyatt – “Tommy Guns, Underground Fighter,” archival pigment print

John Wyatt – “Tommy Guns, Underground Fighter,” archival pigment print

Annie Risemberg- “Untitled 1” “When my step father was still alive, he always told me that he wanted me to start boxing –  Marcus 14

Annie Risemberg- “Untitled 1” “When my step father was still alive, he always told me that he wanted me to start boxing – Marcus 14

David Elwood – “Number 1” digital photo

David Elwood – “Number 1” digital photo

David Elwood – “Father and Son” digital photo

David Elwood – “Father and Son” digital photo

Fred Cole – “Fresh Legs”, recycled mixed media

Fred Cole – “Fresh Legs”, recycled mixed media

Mary Jean Canziani – “Cosmic Clouds” Acrylic on Vintage Book Cover

Mary Jean Canziani – “Cosmic Clouds” Acrylic on Vintage Book Cover

Bill Bonner -“Trio” digital photo

Bill Bonner -“Trio” digital photo

Neil Besignano-“Empty Cans” oil on Canvas

Neil Besignano-“Empty Cans” oil on Canvas

Sam Caponegro -“Handsome Henri/or Sometimes Boys Are Just Prettier Than Girls

Sam Caponegro -“Handsome Henri/or Sometimes Boys Are Just Prettier Than Girls

Joseph Ursulo -“The Measure of Women”, justice scale, bra

Joseph Ursulo -“The Measure of Women”, justice scale, bra

Linda Kimler -“Brandy and Cigars” gelatin silver print

Linda Kimler -“Brandy and Cigars” gelatin silver print

John Marron – “Mr. Mini Minotaur Man” oil pastel

John Marron – “Mr. Mini Minotaur Man” oil pastel

Ruth Jansyn -“Pancho Villa Wannabe,” digital photograph

Ruth Jansyn -“Pancho Villa Wannabe,” digital photograph

Susan Wallack – “Lego” pastel and acrylic on board

Susan Wallack – “Lego” pastel and acrylic on board

Maria Mijares – “Cardinal Whispers” acrylic on linen

Maria Mijares – “Cardinal Whispers” acrylic on linen

Michele Guttenberg  -“Fisherman in Red Shirt” oil on canvas

Michele Guttenberg -“Fisherman in Red Shirt” oil on canvas

Patricia Bender  – “Lou at the Wall” gelatin silver print

Patricia Bender – “Lou at the Wall” gelatin silver print

Ellen Rebarber – “Men’s Hats, Cuba” digital photo

Ellen Rebarber – “Men’s Hats, Cuba” digital photo

Joanne Devine -“The Western” digital photograph

Joanne Devine -“The Western” digital photograph

Rita Herzfeld – “Puberty”,  woodcut

Rita Herzfeld – “Puberty”, woodcut

Daniel Marin Medina – “Tiny Men Book”, ballpoint pen and sketchbook

Daniel Marin Medina – “Tiny Men Book”, ballpoint pen and sketchbook

Lisa Gordon Cameron –  “Some Guys,”  digital composition

Lisa Gordon Cameron – “Some Guys,” digital composition

Luis Alves: collage – Triptych  “Happy Hour” –  “Coconut”; “Palms”; “Solo” – handmade collage

Luis Alves: collage – Triptych “Happy Hour” – “Coconut”; “Palms”; “Solo” – handmade collage

Devon Reiffer – “Drag On,”  charcoal and gesso  on canvas

Devon Reiffer – “Drag On,” charcoal and gesso on canvas

Fred Cole – “Kiss and a Wink”  recycled holograms  TV guide cover

Fred Cole – “Kiss and a Wink” recycled holograms TV guide cover

Steven Epstein- “The Warrior’s Bin” ,  Acrylic on  Hardboard

Steven Epstein- “The Warrior’s Bin” , Acrylic on Hardboard

David LaMorte -“Plastic Adonis #1” watercolor (Top) “Plastic Adonis #2” watercolor

David LaMorte -“Plastic Adonis #1” watercolor (Top) “Plastic Adonis #2” watercolor

Donald Lokuta -“Mermen, Coney Island 2012” Chromogenic print

Donald Lokuta -“Mermen, Coney Island 2012” Chromogenic print

Peter Arakawa – “Man and Carp” oil on canvas board

Peter Arakawa – “Man and Carp” oil on canvas board

Richard Gessner -“Morphing Strongmen” color pencil & pilot pen on archival acid free paper.

Richard Gessner -“Morphing Strongmen” color pencil & pilot pen on archival acid free paper.

Bill Giacalone – “Suzannah and the Elders” – print from original oil dated

Bill Giacalone – “Suzannah and the Elders” – print from original oil dated