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New York, NY – Baang + Burne Contemporary will present Sophia Wallace's new large-scale installation, CLITERACY: 100 Natural Laws, in a solo exhibition at SCOPE New York.
In a hyper-sexualized era where sex can seem passé, Wallace highlights collective misinformation with CLITERACY: 100 Natural Laws, a large-scale panel of text art spanning 10 feet by 13 feet with a six-foot neon sign suspended in front of it. A provocative work about citizenship, sexuality, human rights, and bodies, CLITERACY explores a paradox: the global obsession with sexualizing female bodies in a world that is maddeningly illiterate when it comes to female sexuality.
Deeply influenced by feminist art, text art, and conceptualism, each of Wallace's 100 natural laws
– including "No Justice, No Peace, No Orgasm, No Liberty," "Solid Gold Clit," "Democracy Without
Cliteracy? Phallusy" -- entangles statistical fact with wit, blending together media misrepresentation,
historical misconceptions of female anatomy, and international atrocities of female genital mutilation.
To reach into the art world and beyond it to the world at large, both the artist and the gallery will launch
a social media campaign, starting February 1, broadening the scope of conversation by inviting public to submit their own fallacies (phalluses), natural laws, and more, all with the hashtag #cliteracy.