21st Century SEX
Opening reception: Saturday July 14th 8PM-12AM
Second Event: Sat 28th 7-10pm
Duration: July 14 - August 8, 2012
Location: Bleicher Gallery La Brea
355 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036
Public Viewing Hours: 1-6pm Wed-Sunday (often extended later and earlier but phone first)
Under 18yrs of age not permitted without guardian consent.
Press/Curator Contact: Shaye Nelson
Artists: Simone Gad, Ellen Schinderman, Erin Reiter, Davis & Davis, Art Weeks, Airom, Vincent Serritella, Steven Gorman, Curran Clark, Daphnee Hill, Viet Le, Allois, Devin Johnson, Gavin Bunner, Steven Fujimoto, Wanda Decca, Sofia Arreguin, Veronika Syrop, Steve Diet Goedde, Uudam Nguyen
Amusingly Erotic. Thoughtfully Pornographic. Seriously Provocative. Sexy Sexy Sex.
21st Century Sex gathers recent works of innovative artists who present a voyeuristic peek into the fantasies and realities of sex today, filtered through their own unique perspective. Painting, sculpture, assemblage, collage, fiber art and installation are used to explore sexual fetish, attraction, identity, and orgasm.
Exhibited works include Uudam Nguyan's dirty talking F*ck Buttons - an installation deconstructing the language of seduction. Simone Gad's assemblage piece " Deux Holocaust Clowns avec Pinup " uses virgin, whore and clown to explore the object of seduction. Silhouettes of happy couples float above a background teeming with the microscopic organisms that cause syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV in Daphne Hill's glossy, resin coated paintings. "Gusher5000", a sculpture by Steven Fujimoto celebrates the female orgasm. Fiber artist Ellen Schinderman needlepoints ladylike scenes from porn films. Steve Diet Goedde photographs a discarded sex toy, Davis & Davis photograph a sexually active children's toy.
Other artists shown : Airom, Allois, Art Weeks, Curran Clark, Devin Johnson, Erin Reiter, Gavin Bunner, Sofia Arreguin & Veronika Syrop, Steven Gorman, Viet Le, Vincent Serritella and Wanda Decca.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.