Cleveland artists Robert Banks and John Carlson. Challenging the idea that the female is a non equal counterpart to man, Banks and Carlson have collaborated on a series of work that boldly addresses inequality and the injustice that prevails in modern society.
The artists state, “From a man's perspective we feel that gender equality is not just an issue for women. Men are also stereotyped by gender roles. We believe that if society as a whole can place women and men on an equal level, the value of the female gender will increase, informing both sides of strengths, capabilities and contributions of the opposite sex. We would hope that as education on gender equality grows, there would be a decrease in the pressure individuals may feel to conform to standard ways of thinking, which often leads to oppressive behavior, abuse, and violence. ”