Erik Patton “Metasexuals”

Amos Eno Gallery

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Patton’s work explores the performance, construction and deconstruction of sex, gender and sexuality with the goal of refuting this triad’s perceived fixity through ambiguity and play. Patton strives to create new beings not constrained by sexual or gender-based identities, termed “metasexuals,” from which the exhibition takes its name.

Metasexuals features several series of Patton’s newest work. Plexi Collages consists of photographs of three dimensional collages the artist creates through projecting images from a database onto friends. These photographs, in turn, are the basis for additional collages and sculptures that can be performed. In Reflections and Asses, Patton boldly explores the ambiguity of male identity through photographic juxtaposition of reflections, pornography, and portraiture. Retail!, consisting of loosely worn and easily exchanged paper wearables, is meant to highlight both the ambiguous space where sex and gender live, and present and subvert the readymade body while also commenting on the consumerism of sex in our culture. Ultimately, Patton’s work speaks to the contemporary collective need to be more open to the complexities of gender sexuality.



from March 06, 2014 to March 29, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-03-07 from 18:00 to 21:00


Erik Patton

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