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Ménage à trois

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© Courtesy of the Artist and New Image Art Gallery
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© Courtesy of New Image Art Gallery
Ménage à trois

7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
October 23rd, 2010 - November 13th, 2010
Opening: October 23rd, 2010 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.newimageartgallery.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
west hollywood/b.h.
EMAIL:  
info@newimageartgallery.com
PHONE:  
323.654.2192
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 1-6 or by appointment
TAGS:  
large-scale works, photographs, posters, photography

DESCRIPTION

We invite you to join us for "Ménage à trois" on Saturday October 23, 2010 at 7pm

Literally translating to "household of three" New Image Art's latest exhibition "Ménage à trois" showcases the works of Steve Olson, Susanne Melanie Berry, and CR Stecyk III; three long-time comrades showing large-scale works, photographs and posters. Via underlying sexual innuendos this new show traverses the phenomenon of how the socio-cultural aspects of sex both influences and is derived from social norms, including the effects of political process and the mass media. Olson's bold imagery, layered textures, and deconstructed materials lend a playful dynamic between art and language while simultaneously critiquing contemporary society and our relationship with it. These processes are also reflected in CR Stecyk's showcard ad-style images which he typically installs on random telephone poles and abandoned buildings.

In response to their sexual referencing Susanne Melanie Berry presents a delicate photo series of women's under garments as still-life's. Using a Polaroid Land Camera and pull apart film, she creates one-off photographic documents that reveal the workings of an intimate relationship between the undergarments owner and the viewer as participating voyeur.