"Love is a Cannibal" Exhibition

Sloan Fine Art

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Sloan Fine Art presents Love is a Cannibal curated by Becky Smith, owner of Bellwether, New York. Featuring works by Tyler Coburn, Jesse Finley Reed, and David Benjamin Sherry, the exhibition looks at the variety of ways these artists depict gay-male longing by using staged, constructed and manipulated photography.

Tyler Coburn works in a range of media, including photography, video, sculpture, and installation. For Love is a Cannibal, he will exhibit three photographic works that combine allusions to art history, politics, and popular culture to explore the human and artistic tendency to dissemble identity through distortion, manipulation, and artifice.

Jesse Finley Reed will present photographs from his If You’re Lonely… series, which is comprised of backlit portraits of men he met through online communities in Berlin and New York. The anonymity of these encounters is materialized in the intense darkness that pervades the images, in which only the faintest outline of the sitters’ bodies is visible.

David Benjamin Sherry uses traditional photographic techniques to create images of desert landscapes, himself, his friends, and constructed sets, which are imbued with sensuality, mystery, and occult overtones. Manipulated to the edge of hallucination with exaggerated, saturated color and geometric abstractions, Sherry’s photographs merge autobiography with archetypal fantasy and are infused with feelings of longing and desire for visceral experience.

[Image: David Benjamin Sherry "Wendigogo" (2008) C-print, 80 x 60 in.]



from July 16, 2008 to September 13, 2008
Opening Reception: July 16, 7-9 pm.

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