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Viscous: MFA Fine Art Exhibition

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REHAN BASHIR • MONICA BERNAL • RAYNA SARVOSA • LOGAN SIBREL

VISCOUS

IT IS 2010.  We have taken our first few uncertain steps into the new decade of our brand new millennium.  Technology continues to advance with eager rapidity and our bodies adapt, morphing into new organisms equipped with new ways to connect.  We have new ways to look at each other, lust for each other, flirt with each other, touch each other—virtually and actually.  Now, more than ever, we are given the permission to watch.  Watch strangers, watch us. AT THIS MOMENT the discourse surrounding sex is an open one, and particularly in New York it feels almost omnipresent.

AS ARTISTS WE are fascinated by these issues surrounding the body and the need to represent the tactile and—for lack of a better word—real experience of sex.  On TV, in movies, on billboards, and the Internet, mere images—fictitious versions of sexuality harass us with their removed, cold depiction of sex.

WE ARE IN NEED of a messy, sloppy, cummy, representation of what sex is really like.  Viscosity relates to fluidity, thickness, tension, and stress.  This show explores the texture of sex along with the emotional experience through materiality.

Monica Bernal’s ink paintings reference the biological, physical and chemical, as she explores the relationship between fluidity and sexuality.  The paintings of  Rehan Bashir delve into the visceral, the pleasurable, and the beauty of abuse.  The drippy collage-inspired oil-covered canvases by Logan Sibrel touch on memories of intimacy through his narrative compositions.  Rayna Savrosa’s photographic montages and video installations are based on the role of new technologies and their impact on human relationships.

THESE EMERGING ARTISTS are all MFA graduate students in the Fine Arts Department at Parsons The New School for Design.

PLEASE JOIN US ON APRIL 22ND FOR THE OPEING OF THIS SEXIBITION!

APRIL 19 – MAY 3, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
6 – 9 PM

25 EAST GALLERY
AT PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
25 EAST 13 STREET, 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10012

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