Think Unsexy Thoughts: A Post-Erotic Art Show

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 2012, 7-11 pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 4-8pm through October 6

Think Unsexy Thoughts emphasizes the not so much sexy subjects of straight and gay erotic art, but rather examines the genre: its formalities, presentation, contexts. What do the aesthetic constraints of the erotic oevure say about how genre artists and enthusiasts, both their own (internal), and in art/media/culture (external)? How does art that supposedly expresses the limitless bounds of sexuality and sensuality, originally meant to be authentic, become a consumable product? How do these product design standards then permeate the norms of acceptable turn-ons from the upper echelons of mainstream media to our own internalized psyches? The artists participating in Think Unsexy Thoughts have deviated from this well-beaten path (and for some, even their own comfort zones) to produce provocative works and performances that are political, feminist, androgynous, genderqueer, secret, comical, shocking, subversive, sarcastic, parodic, historic, slapdash, beautiful. Activating the mind and the loins, Think Unsexy Thoughts will not be your average erotica exhibition.

Curated by Rachelle Díaz, with juror David de Lara.

Selected artists include:

Vladimir Mejia | Austin
Molly Wilbanks | Charlotte, NC
Kim Largey | Tucson, AZ
indaco | Houston
Jerry Jordan | Leipzig, Germany
Charles Cohen | New York City
Sarah Fox | San Antoni
Gay Men Draw Vaginas (various artists) | San Francisco
J. B. Mendez | Austin
Travis McGuire | Austin
Vanity Fairy | Austin
Ashley Dennington & Josh MacLeod | Austin
Lauraly Hernandez | Austin
Janosz Coufal | Austin
Beverly Bland Boydston III | Austin
Laura Kvistad | Austin
Paul Moncus | Austin
Blair Bogin
David de Lara | Austin
Rachelle Díaz | Austin
and others.

Sponsored by: Treaty Oak Distilling Co.

Featured image: “I’m sorry, these cupcakes are not yours” by Kim Largey.

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