marcia hafif. ‘from the day a woman....,’ 2013. wall drawing made for in the exhibition ‘made in space,’ curated by laura owens and peter harkawik for night gallery and gavin brown’s enterprise. here’s the full text from the artwork: ‘from the day a woman consents to grow old her situation changes up to that time she was still a young woman intent on struggling against a misfortune that was mysteriously disfiguring and deforming her now she becomes a different being unsexed but complete an old woman there also remains the victorian concept that older women should have no innate interest in any form of sexual identity the idea that the postmenopausal woman normally should have little or no sex drive probably has arisen from the same source even dreams or fantasies with sexual content are rejected in the widespread popular belief that sexual intercourse is an unsuitable indulgence for any woman of or beyond middle age looking in my face at the bathroom mirror i pull aside the red silk of my pajama shirt to see and lift a breast rub pull and pinch a nipple caress my stomach still watching my face in the mirror i pick up an oiled candle using the end of it to rub up and down the groove below my clitoris slowly arriving at the entrance to my vagina slowly pushing it slightly in where the most intense feeling begins the sexual revolution did not include older women as among those who could now enjoy sex although this denial is nothing really new for centuries it has been a hideous cliché in our culture that older women are not sexual woman i wonder how many younger readers when reading the descriptions of masturbation or orgasm for example were envisioning exclusively twenty and thirty year olds as having written them a 2010 kinsey report found that 30 percent of women over 70 reported solo masturbation simone de beauvoir the second sex 1968 william h master virginia e johnson human sexual response 1966 shere hite the hite report 1976’ #marciahafif @nightgallery @gavinbrownsenterprise @harkawik #lauraowens
"We don't have a sugar daddy, we've never had a sugar daddy, if we wanted a sugar daddy, yes we could probably go out and get one, because we are what?? SICKENING. You could never have a sugar daddy because YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL. Baby everything we have we have worked for and gotten ourselves, we’ve built our self from the ground up. YOU FUCKING BITCH
*throws drink* #kittygirls
P.S. someone take double exposure away from me... I’ve got a fever for it now. #lauraowens
How to be the best artist in the world.
Think big. Cry a lot. Kill people. Laugh a lot. Know that if you didn't choose to be an artist you would have certainly entertained world domination or mass murder or sainthood. Contradict yourself constantly. Work on beauty smiling and seriousness. No guilt. Find anyone who you think possibly could be a better artist or as good talk to them for a long time and then decide whether to kill them or not. -take some time though because more likely than not they are just another bad artist-with some great attributes. Learn to control every aspect of your body randomly. Expect everything. Do not be afraid of anything. Say very little. Do what you love. #lauraowens
Thank you @dallasmuseumart for inviting me for a private tour of the Incredible #LauraOwens exhibit. Her work is full of texture and layers of unexpected materials. So I am excited that I will be documenting the progress of my next painting, inspired by my visit, as a #collaboration for the #DallasMuseumofArt ✨I can assure you of one thing I was inspired by her work is this... baby is gonna be BIG!! 💋Have a wonderful weekend y’all! 🙌🏼
My review of @lownstd survey exhibition at the @whitneymuseum is now available in issue 06 of @theseenjournal (a link to a PDF is in my bio) #lauraowens#whitneymuseum#theseen#theseenjournal — as always, thank you @scristello !! @356_s_mission_rd @gavinbrownsenterprise @capitainpetzel @sadiecoleshq