Preview: Kirsty Whiten’s “West End Bestiary” at Recoat Gallery

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With her new series of drawings and paintings of unusual centaurs, Kirsty Whiten flips the direction of the male gaze with a body of work that contemplates masculinity through a mythological lens. The artist has a solo show coming up at Recoat Gallery in Glasgow titled “West End Bestiary” opening on Friday, March 8, that will feature a mural and an installation alongside the other works. “Something about the bestial/male body meld is hot, disgusting and empowering all at once,” Whiten commented. Featuring World War I soldiers in action as well as meandering teenage youths, the man-horse hybrids inevitably raise questions about how masculinity is perceived. Take a look at some of the works in the show below, images courtesy of Kirsty Whiten.

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