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Bruce Lurie Gallery, West Hollywood

Exhibition Detail
We Were In Sicily: Photographs by Rachel Roze
Curated by: Veronica Thomas
8727 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048

June 30th, 2012 - July 25th, 2012
June 30th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
, Rachel RozeRachel Roze
© Rachel Roze
west hollywood/b.h.
Wednesday – Saturday noon – 6pm and by appointment

Bruce Lurie Gallery is pleased to present Rachel Roze's first solo show, We Were In Sicily, a selection of work from Il Pesce Pazzo . The collection of photographs taken in the summer of 2011 and shot entirely in film showcases her 40-day trip in Sicily, Italy. An enticing invitation to her Italian peregrination, her works offer stills flooded with sexuality, nationality, and the naked truth of seductive youth. Voluntarily, the viewer joins Roze in exploring the female body, men, and a culture of lust and the content. Playfully pushing the boundaries between personal and shared, Il Pesce Pazzo infiltrates the viewer into a sea of curiosity while the heat of the city, the men, and the markets, shower the voyeuristic onlooker. Layers of affection and admiration meet a hot and sticky meat-market, and with religion on every wall and the nude on every floor, Roze beautifully appropriates the rediscovery and documentation of the illicit. The onlooker can’t help but join Roze in her escapades into the grainy crevices of sex, and Sicily.

-Elena Parasco

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