Time: September 28, 2016 at 6pm to October 2, 2016 at 6pm
Location: The Brick Lane Gallery
Street: 216 Brick Lane
Website or Map: http://www.thebricklanegaller…
Event Type: art, exhibition, opening
Organized By: The Brick Lane Gallery
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2016
Don't you know it
It plays with the idea that the viewer may not get that they are looking at images of sex toys, and the idea that we still feel like discussions about sex are taboo (even though everyone does it).
The images are titled with their details. All the titles of the paintings are synonyms for "having sex", so as to give a clue to the viewer of what the paintings represent.
“Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.” -Andy Warhol
“But you can't argue that the world isn't in an unhealthy moral state."
"Wouldn't think of it dearest. People lie, cheat, rape, swindle, kill, maim, torture and destroy. Bad thing. People also pop into bed together and cosy up. Good thing. If we think fucking is a sign of moral
decay then we're a little bit stupid-stupid, aren't we?” -Stephen Fry, The Hippopotamus
"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
“Filling the gap between explanation and weird act with stories- that's indeed what contemporary art is all about.” -Young-Ha Kim
“I think that people's sexual preferences are a legitimate subject for humour, dirty humour if at all possible.” -Christopher Hitchens
Maria Vesterinen is a Finnish artist based in Helsinki. She graduated from Kingston University with her MFA in Fine Arts in 2015. Her works have been exhibited in Europe, Australia and the US.
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