If Pornhub had a section called art-for-pay (maybe next to gay-for-pay), we might find some of the beautiful, cynical things in This is your captain speaking there.
I think about holding space for vanishing, ANOHNI recounts in the press release for this exhibition, of people, of communities, of biodiversity, in a way that opens into spectral time, leaking all points at once.
Viva Ruiz is the daughter of Ecuadorian immigrants, a Queens native, and an artist for whom showing in a gallery is the exception rather than the norm.
In Blind Rat (2019), one of 15 large photographs featured in Hadi Fallahpishehs exhibition at Tramps, a rat wears tiny, 90s Matrix-style glasses and spreads its legs suggestively, its crotch replaced by a mouse hole
Much has been written about how Elliss paintings attest to the pain and sexualization of African American women, but hidden within and below this interpretive paradigm is a messier, more inconvenient model of identity that doesnt fold as quickly into an established institutional narrative.