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BEVERLY SEMMES: Glitterati

Beverly Semmes, Gold Body, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Sheet, 18 x 14 5/8 in. Framed, Photo: Adam Reich, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Gold Body, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Sheet, 18 x 14 5/8 in. Framed, Photo: Adam Reich, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Glitter Pink, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Sheet, 14 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Glitter Pink, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Sheet, 14 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Big Glitter Hair, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Sheet, 18 x 13 1/2 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Big Glitter Hair, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Sheet, 18 x 13 1/2 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Gold Shoes, Green Dot, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 1/2 x 8 in. Sheet, 18 x 14 7/8 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Gold Shoes, Green Dot, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 1/2 x 8 in. Sheet, 18 x 14 7/8 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Orange Foot, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. Sheet, 18 x 13 5/8 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Beverly Semmes, Orange Foot, 2019, Magazine page with ink, paint, and glitter, 10 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. Sheet, 18 x 13 5/8 in. Framed, Photo: Jason Mandella, NYC

Installation View, 2020, Photo: Adam Reich, NYC

Installation View, 2020, Photo: Adam Reich, NYC

Closing Date

07 March 2020

Price

$4,000.00 each
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In conjunction with the current exhibition, Beverly Semmes: Red, our FOCUS this week turns to a series within the artist’s Feminist Responsibility Project, a years-long endeavor examining censorship, pornography, and the pornography of censorship. The five works, on view in Gallery II, continue Semmes’ mission to censor a cache of pornographic publications with which she was charged over a decade ago. In addition to the painterly flourishes used to cover the naked bits, Semmes now adds a flash of glitter and bedazzlement, acknowledging the contradictory erotic charge generated by her acts as Censor. The project poetically parallels our culture’s ambiguous relationship to pornography, a topic which remains very much top of mind.

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