Scheidly Uses Iconic Images to Examine Masculinity

 - Aug 8, 2013
References: spoke-art & fastcocreate
Florida-based artist Scott Scheidly is making people rethink iconic portraits with his new exhibit 'The Pinks.' The series redoes overused masculine images in shades of pink and purple. Subjects include Mr. T, Che Guevara, Abe Lincoln, Spock and Chewbacca. The series also includes what appears to be a holy hand grenade featuring Jesus. I can only assume that’s a Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference.

The Pinks is currently on display at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. These redesigned iconic portraits are intended to explore the meaning of color choice and societal implications of what it means to be masculine. Scheidly posits these preconceived notions can go as far to alter one’s identity, in addition to one’s worldview on homosexuality.