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  • JOHN PENCE - CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE

    QUEEN'S NAILS - 111 MINNA

    08.03.12

    (with assistance from Anneliese Vobis)



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    John Pence Gallery: Introductions 2012 - Justin Hess, Lance Hewison, Aron Maynell, Jason Toney.

    Review by Anneliese Vobis: Representational appropriated imagery melts together in a glorification of art historical icons like Velasquez and Rubens. The multi layered, masterfully crafted paintings demand our total attention to concentrate on colors, textures and scenes. The gallery space in combination with the artists' works creates a very balanced and peaceful situation.

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    Art by Aron Maynell at John Pence Gallery.

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    Aron Maynell art closer.

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    Aron Maynell art at John Pence Gallery.

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    Art by Aron Maynell.

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    Art by Lance Hewison at John Pence Gallery.

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    Lance Hewison art.

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    Lance Hewison art above closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).

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    Art by Lance Hewison at John Pence Gallery.

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    Art by Justin Hess at John Pence Gallery.

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    Justin Hess art above closer (image c/o Anneliese Vobis).

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    Art by Justin Hess at John Pence Gallery.

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    Justin Hess art.

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    Art by Justin Hess at John Pence Gallery.

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    Justin Hess art in above image closer.

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    Art by Jason Toney at John Pence Gallery.

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    Jason Toney art closer.

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    Statistical sample - group art show at John Pence Gallery.

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    Center for Sex and Culture: Doing Your Dirty Work - A Group Show of Contemporary Art About Sex. Curated by Dorian Katz.

    Artists: Scott Andrew, Rocky Angel, Patti Beadles, DeAndre Britton, M.C. Carolyn, Sapira Cheuk, Rob Clarke, Tyler Cohen, Paul DeRuvo, George Dinhaupt, Katrina Eaton, Sydney Hardin, Michael Hecht, Angus Henderson, Kerry Kelly, Lisa Kereszi, Julienne Kopel, Sonia Lei, Maria Llopis, Jon Macy, Kate MacDonald, Shilo McCabe, Edith Meijering, Kenney Mencher, Brittany Neimeth, crystal am nelson, Mitsu Okubo, Emmett Ramstad, Jason Talley, Karen Thomas, Jason Watson, Christopher Udemezue, Valentina Venturi, Danny Volk, Morgan Weinart, Anselm Wether and Lena Ambrose, Tyger Yoshi and Alec Joseph Bates, Adam Zucker.

    Review by Anneliese Vobis: Materials, techniques and stories confront with very straightforward sexual imagery, from erotica to pornography. The viewer is allowed to experience the most hidden secret fantasies and thoughts of the exhibiting artists.

    Comment by AB: You'll have to go in person to see the really bawdy stuff.

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    Erotic art at Center for Sex and Culture (let your imagination wander here).

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    About as heroic as erotic art gets.

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    Art about sex at Center for Sex and Culture.

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    Hair collection/installation.

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    Hair archive above closer at Center for Sex and Culture.

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    Erotic art.

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    Group erotic art show at Center for Sex and Culture.

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    Demographics - erotic art show at Center for Sex and Culture.

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    Queen's Nails: I'm So Goth --I'm Dead! Curated by Bob Linder and Julio CÚsar Morales.

    Artists: Justin Adian, Juan Luna-Avin, Yason Banal, Andrea Bacigalupo, Nate Boyce, Enrique Chagoya, Joshua Churchill, Wally Hedrick, Desiree Holman, Claire Fontaine, Jason Jagel, David J. Haskins, Bessma Khalaf, Euan Macdonald, Anne McGuire, Manuel Ocampo, Eamon Ore-Giron, Suzy Poling, Erin Thurlow, Pedro Reyes, Jonathan Runcio.

    Review by Anneliese Vobis: Site specific projects remind of the allegories of Max Beckmann, Francesco Clemente and Anselm Kiefer. Certain images and figures express feelings similar to the famous Seven Deadly Sins painting in Europe. The melancholic traumatic arrangements make good use of the given space.

    Comment by AB: "An exhibition based on the decline of spirit, collapse of economy, gothic architecture and goth subculture." Happy happy.

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    Art by Manuel Ocampo (he was featured in Juxtapoz, Issue 1, Winter, 1994).

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    Art by Nate Boyce at Queen's Nails.

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    Wally Hedrick "Black Painting" circa 1957 (right) at Queen's Nails.

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    Looks like a book...

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    ... but it's really a brick.

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    Art from group show about goth, decline and collapse.

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    Really weird art at Queen's Nails.

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    Art from group show about goth at Queen's Nails.

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    Main gallery - group art show at Queen's Nails.

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    On the ave - group art show at Queen's Nails.

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    111 Minna Gallery: Lethal Injection.

    Artists: Robert Bowen, Isaac Pierro, Philip Lawson, Nicolas Giraud.

    Review by Anneliese Vobis: The artists materialize their private mythologies in various media. Surrealistic, poetic designs express deeper ideas of their various investigations. Some imagery is also based on mythology, horror movies and science fiction.

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    Art by Nicolas Giraud at 111 Minna Gallery.

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    Nicolas Giraud and his art at 111 Minna Gallery.

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    Art by Robert Bowen.

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    Robert Bowen and his art at 111 Minna Gallery.

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    Art by Isaac Pierro.

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    Isaac Pierro art at 111 Minna Gallery.

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    Art by Isaac Pierro (center) - weapons by Philip Lawson.

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    Art by Philip Lawson closer at 111 Minna Gallery.

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    Ambiance - group art show at 111 Minna Gallery.

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