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Parsons Alum Jade Yumang Featured Artist in New Exhibit, “My-O-My”

Image courtesy of the artist

CP Projects Space at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present “My-O-My,” curated by MA Curatorial Practice Fellow Jasa McKenzie, and featuring the work of Parsons alumn Jade Yumang. “My-O-My” celebrates an erotic, queer magazine of the same name from the late 1960s and ’70s. In 1972, police in Middletown, New Jersey, entered a bookstore without a warrant and confiscated the publication, which was viewed as profane, resulting in a legal dispute.

The series of works in this exhibition presents one of the 32 pages of the magazine, reproduced on fabric and turned into genderless sculptures. Walking through the space, viewers can experience the publication as lifesize, as if paging through the magazine itself with their whole being.
Yumang’s series is a way of tracing and abstracting the imagery of gay male archetypes in erotic and pornographic magazines. The shapes do not refer to anything specific, but are visual intermediaries to a culture that always changes. These are then transformed as queer objects that point in many directions, rather than being bound by gender and sexual preconditions (from sva.edu).

“My-O-My” by Jade Yumang, curated by Jasa McKenzie
CP Projects Space at SVA
January 12-January 20, 2017
Opening Reception: January 12 at 6:30-9:30 PM
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm; weekends by appointment, email macp@sva.edu​.