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Installation view © Courtesy of The Suzanne Geiss Company
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76 GRAND STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10013
May 7th, 2014 - June 21st, 2014

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.suzannegeiss.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
greenwich/west village
EMAIL:  
info@suzannegeiss.com
PHONE:  
212.625.8130
OPEN HOURS:  
open by appointment Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and on Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.
TAGS:  
painting

DESCRIPTION

The Suzanne Geiss Company is pleased to present new work by assume vivid astro focus (avaf). In their first major solo exhibition in New York since 2008, avaf interfaces geometric abstraction and transgender imagery in paintings that challenge social and sexual norms.

The paintings, hung on top of an original mural by the artists, range from visually explosive figurations to pared-down abstractions. Presenting expressive forms against constructivist patterns and a restricted palette, the artists engage tensions inherent in class, gender, and identity politics.

The dichotomy is furthered by the exuberant features applied to the figures. avaf’s imagined trannies have kaleidoscopic skin, titanic breasts, and penises with minds of their own. They become extraordinary, mighty foils to the hyper-sexualized female figures advertised in porn magazines and Marvel comics.