Hotter Than July: A Sexploration
Reception: January 14, 2011 7-9pm *Special performance @ 8pm with Foxxx Trot, Nasty Canasta, Rosey La Rouge and Boo Bess
January 13, 2011 through February 12, 2011
Curated by: Savannah Spirit
Constance & Eric, Mark Freedman, Matthew Goldman, Marne Lucas & Jacob Pander, Reuben Negron, Paul Richmond, Ned & Aya Rosen, P Elaine Sharpe, Gavin Wilson.
NY Studio Gallery is pleased to present Hotter Than July: A Sexploration, a journey into what feels good and what gets us off. This group exhibition represents sex without judgment or shame. Gustav Klimt said, “All art is erotic.” Sexual pleasure, like a powerful piece of art, can carry the participant to a new level of consciousness. When choosing work for the show, the curator’s reaction had to be visceral, a raw response to each artist’s sexual odyssey about pleasure, vulnerability, nakedness, fun and enjoyment.
In the early 90’s, while Madonna was producing her SEX book, ex-porn actresses turned performance artists Annie Sprinkle and Veronica Vera formed a new movement called Post Porn Modernism. Believing that sex should be a positive experience they declared a war against pornographic censors’ anti-fun, anti-love and anti-life messages in their manifesto. This past decade, photographer Terry Richardson, along with other sexual provocateurs, have tested us even more. Little by little we accept pornography in our art leaving no room for the imagination. Hotter Than July flirts with you, fucks with you a little and leaves you wanting more.
NY Studio Gallery 154 Stanton St. New York, NY