Group Show : Social Conditioning
Artist Lisandro Rome Perez presents "Toilet Train" series
"A peek through the bathroom keyhole" in the "Social Conditioning" group show at Femina Potens
July 5 - July 27, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday July 5, 2008, 7-10pm
Artist Lisandro Rome Perez presents "Toilet Train" series, a peek through the bathroom keyhole, in the "Social Conditioning" group show at Femina Potens gallery. The exhibition includes several of his new colorful paintings in acrylics and oils, and will be featured from July 5 through July 27, 2008.
The "Toilet Train" series examines the outcomes of rigid societal restrictions and expectations placed on children during the Anal Phase of development. This is a peek through the bathroom
keyhole; a look at erotic fascinations, self censorship, and adult coping tools used to achieve balance between the needs of the self and social acceptance. Lisandro Rome Perez incorporates idealized fairytale imagery to represent what society believes children should be: good, clean,
polite, subservient. Many are images from the storybooks that he grew up with that illustrated outmoded methods of teaching control to children. The artist says, "Making playfully ill-mannered
art allows me to reach out in a ubiquitously human manner, while exploring my individual experience". These colorful journeys into the psyche through everyday subjects are universal emotional states in pictorial form.
Femina Potens gallery
2199 Market Street @ Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Thursday through Sunday, noon-6pm
Lisandro Rome Perez
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