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Chicago

Jackson Junge Gallery

Exhibition Detail
SEX SELLS
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


May 10th, 2013 - July 7th, 2013
Opening: 
May 10th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Little Blue Box, Little Blue Box,
2013, Photograph, 8" x 10"
© Charlotte Chene
Crotch After Patrick Caulfield, Simon KennedySimon Kennedy, Crotch After Patrick Caulfield,
2012, Acrylic Yacht Varnish on Canvas, 16" x 20"
© Simon Kennedy
Parisa, Kuzana OggKuzana Ogg, Parisa,
2012, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24"
© Kuzana Ogg
Sex and Violence, Kevin ConnaughtonKevin Connaughton, Sex and Violence,
2009, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48" x 24"
© Kevin Connaughton
Gene Tierney I, Ken MarierKen Marier, Gene Tierney I,
2009, Print, 8" x 10"
© Ken Marier
Gene Tierney II, Ken MarierKen Marier, Gene Tierney II,
2009, Print, 8" x 10"
© Ken Marier
Gene Tierney III, Ken MarierKen Marier, Gene Tierney III,
2009, Prrint, 8" x 10"
Inverse Nude , Eric BailliesEric Baillies, Inverse Nude ,
2009, Photograph on Canvas, 36" x 20"
© Eric Baillies
Apneal 3, Tom RobinsonTom Robinson, Apneal 3,
2009, Oil and Charcoal on Two Sheets of BFK Reeves Paper, 30" x 80"
© Tom Robinson
Apneal 7, Tom RobinsonTom Robinson, Apneal 7,
2009, Oil and Charcoal on Two Sheets of BFK Reeves Paper, 30" x 80"
© Tom Robinson
Antelope I, Thomas TomekThomas Tomek, Antelope I,
2010, Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 18"
© Thomas Tomek
Elk II, Thomas TomekThomas Tomek, Elk II,
2010, Acrylic on Canvas, 22" x 12"
© Thomas Tomek
Marilyn at Home, Aaron WootenAaron Wooten, Marilyn at Home,
2010, Acrylic on Canvas, 20" x 30"
© Aaron Wooten
Bettie, Queen of Hearts, Eric NyeEric Nye, Bettie, Queen of Hearts,
2006, Oil on Canvas Framed in Vintage Nude Playing Cards, 30" x 38"
© Eric Nye
Apple, Predrag DjordjevicPredrag Djordjevic, Apple,
2010, Mixed Media, 9" x 12"
© Predrag Djordjevic
Sex Drive, Laura Lein-SvencnerLaura Lein-Svencner, Sex Drive,
2009, Collage on clayboard with shadow box assemblage, handmade papers, altered magazine, painted, stained papers, coffee ground papers and image transfers, 18" x 18"
© Laura Lein-Svencner
Sister Midnight, Anita PettinatoAnita Pettinato, Sister Midnight,
2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 71"
© Anita Pettinato
Obsessions, Anita PettinatoAnita Pettinato, Obsessions,
2008, Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 71" (triptych)
© Anita Pettinato
Zebreasts, DimitreDimitre, Zebreasts,
Archival Mixed Media, 39.25 x 29.25
© Dimitre
Always on My Mind, David SpringmeyerDavid Springmeyer, Always on My Mind,
2011, Digital Photomosaic, 18" x 24"
© David Springmeyer
Venus  di Americano (altered), Eric CarsonEric Carson, Venus di Americano (altered),
2012, Digital Painting, 22" x 30"
© Eric Carson
Fetish, Eric CarsonEric Carson, Fetish,
2011, Ink on Paper, 8" x 10"
© Eric Carson
She Could Never Make Up Her Mind, Kelley FolgerKelley Folger, She Could Never Make Up Her Mind,
2011, Zinc Drypoint Print with chine-colle, 6" x 9"
© Kelley Folger
Some Like it Haute, Kelley FolgerKelley Folger, Some Like it Haute,
2011, Zinc Drypoint Print with Soft Ground Etching and chine-colle, 6" x 9"
© 6" x 9"
Miss Coney Island 2011, Kenneth BrowneKenneth Browne, Miss Coney Island 2011,
2011, Oil on Canvas, 32" x 24"
© Kenneth Browne
Suck, Tobias BatzTobias Batz, Suck,
2012, Photograph, 16" x 20"
© Tobias Batz
Suc-Her, Mike DooleyMike Dooley, Suc-Her,
2013, Photograph, 30" x 20"
© Mike Dooley
Venus Denaro, Rick LiebenowRick Liebenow, Venus Denaro,
2013, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 36"
© Richard Leibenow
Britney Spears in Picture Frame, Bobby TalamineBobby Talamine, Britney Spears in Picture Frame,
2009, Photograph, 22" x 30"
© Bobby Talamine
Temperate Forest, Teresa PetersonTeresa Peterson, Temperate Forest,
2013, Assemblage made from table slides claimed from a Detroit bulk trash table, 12" x 36"
© Teresa Peterson
Snacks Sell Sex, Jenna StempelJenna Stempel, Snacks Sell Sex,
2012, Inkjet Print, 9.15" x 10"
© Jenna Stempel
From the Mouths of Babes, Rachael StablefordRachael Stableford, From the Mouths of Babes,
2013, Acrylic on Wood Panel, Epoxy Resin, 36" x 24"
© Rachael Stableford
Olive, Sara HolwerdaSara Holwerda, Olive,
2011, Acrylic on Wood, 9" x 12"
© Sara Holwerda
Beet, Sara HolwerdaSara Holwerda, Beet,
2011, Acrylic on Wood, 11" x 16"
© Sara Holwerda
Instinct, Joseph Robert KnoxJoseph Robert Knox, Instinct,
2013, US Dollar Bills, Fabric Dye, Xerox Print on Panel, Resin, 48" x 48"
© Joey Knox
Mad Man, Judith GriesJudith Gries, Mad Man,
2013, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 25" x 43"
© Judith Gries
Sins of the Flesh, Cory WheelockCory Wheelock, Sins of the Flesh,
2013, Ceramic, 14"
© Cory Wheelock
Playboy Color Book, Carmen A EgolfCarmen A Egolf, Playboy Color Book,
Printed magazine
Sexy Bored, Jane Grebeck BrewerJane Grebeck Brewer, Sexy Bored,
2011, Acrylic/Enamel painting on functional 1940's wooden ironing board table., 55" x 15" x 32"
© Jane Grebeck Brewer
Vintage Vino, Laura Lee JungeLaura Lee Junge, Vintage Vino,
2012, Oil on Canvas, 70" x 102"
© Laura Lee Junge
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Sex Sells: The Power & Influence of Sexual Imagery is a new group exhibit ,featurimg the work of 32 artists utilizing various mediums including photography, ceramic, painting, and mixed media. 

Sex piques your interest and draws you in, so for the briefest of moments you are open to whatever other material is presented. Just the word ‘sex’ creates curiosity and excitement.  Since as early as the 19th century, sexual imagery has been used as a marketing tool, and its prominence in today’s advertisements has risen to an unforeseen degree. 

When Super Bowl commercials use taglines like “Kate Upton washes the new Mercedes CLA in slow motion,” we can be only too aware of how sexual imagery is used in advertisements.  The creators of the commercial succeeded in capturing the audience’s attention whether they wanted to look at the new Mercedes or not.  Sex Sells: The Power & Influence of Sexual Imagery challenged artists to explore this age-old adage and interpret the effects that it has on visual culture.

Using sex to sell often completely unrelated products was the driving inspiration behind many of the artists’ works.  Several artists comment on the absurdity of certain ad campaigns, while others delve into the media’s use of sex to market celebrities, both in the present day and historically.

Other artists critique the very art market of which they are part and the use of sex to promote art; ironically even in this very show.  The artists question such ideas as the very fine line between porn and art as well as the evolution of figurative work in a sexually driven society. 

When Jackson Junge Gallery solicited artists for sexual imagery, there was no way to predict what sort of submissions would be received.   With such a diverse group of artists, the interpretations of Sex Sells are equally varied.  Each artist tackled the prompt from their own distinct perspective, giving the show a truly unique and multifaceted evaluation of sexual imagery in our world. 

 


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