Still from the film “The First to Arrive”
Please join us for the opening of Psychosexual curated by Scott J. Hunter this Saturday (April 6) from 4-7pm!
ANDREW RAFACZ continues the spring 2013 season with Psychosexual, curated by Scott J. Hunter. The exhibition includes work by Lutz Bacher, Tom Burr, Edmund Chia, Matthias Dornfeld, Jayson Keeling, Jutta Koether, Nazafarin Lotfi, Jeffry Mitchell, John Neff, Rachel Niffenegger, Peter Otto, Kirsten Stoltmann, and Brenna Youngblood. It continues through Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Psychosexual explores the constructed, yet unconscious meaning of the physical gesture in contemporary art making, and its intimacy and eroticism. The gesture, across mediums, is first and foremost taken as a representation of the artist’s underlying self, as it is envisioned, fabricated, and then executed. As such, it holds in its execution a projection of the artist’s desires and assertions. Its consequent evocation, in the mind of the viewer of the work, is a representation of the artist’s self; a projective identification by the viewer that is considered, taken in and incubated as memory, and which is then explored, challenged, or discharged. It is the intersubjectivity between artist and viewer that becomes a principal interest in this exhibition; to assess and frame how the artist’s and viewer’s unconscious eroticism becomes both psychologically and aesthetically tangible.
A catalog, with essays by Jason Foumberg, Elijah Burgher, and Scott J. Hunter, is forthcoming during the run of the exhibition.