You Can Tell Me: Marla Bendini and Victoria Cantons Duo Exhibition
The exhibition You Can Tell Me, at Cuturi Gallery, Singapore, features two painters, Marla Bendini (b. 1986, Singapore) and Victoria Cantons (b. 1969, UK), who both deliver on these cultural aspirations by presenting deeply personal and relevant artworks that move the needle forward regarding the conversation around gender. Although each artist is operating in their own unique cultural arena, they are symbiotically engaging with the historicity of the female gaze in painting. For millennia the female body has been the object of consumption in art and literature, a malleable subject seen mostly through an almost exclusively masculine lens. Profound discussions within the intellectual discourse surrounding the power of the female psyche have transformed societal norms on a global scale.