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Desire

On view through September 16th.

Desire on the Edge, guest curated by Emma Katz & Megan Piontkowski, features the work of a diverse group of artists, Heather Elizabeth Garland, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Tinuade Oyelowo, Aiden Simon, and Jade Yumang, whose work grapples with expressions of sexual desire. The exhibition proposes that desire, lust, and passion are seen as essential elements to sexual and romantic happiness. But when it comes to non-normative sexuality, how can we know what we desire when we live in a culture dominated by the heterosexual male viewpoint? If our desires are born under the influence of a repressive culture, is it still empowering to pursue them? And if not, what is the alternative and how do we live with the uncertainty? 

Image: Sandra Mack-Valencia, Fruit Of The Loom, 2010

Earlier Event: August 9
Art Talk: Debra Ramsay
Later Event: August 16
Desire: Panel Discussion