CURRENTLY ON VIEW
The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust
Exhibition: April 19, 2015 – July 26, 2015
The Seven Deadly Sins, a groundbreaking series of exhibitions opening in 2015, from April through October, will be presented by seven arts institutions, all members of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA), located in Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY and the Bronx. The seven cultural institutions are: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; Bruce Museum; Hudson River Museum; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; Katonah Museum of Art; Neuberger Museum of Art; and Wave Hill.
Each of the FWMA institutions explores one of the Seven Deadly Sins— Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, Wrath, and Sloth. Despite their ancient origin, the sins continue to inform contemporary life, both individually and collectively. The seven exhibitions will spark discourse on the nature of sin, penitence and, conversely, virtue and goodness. The featured artists will prompt visitors to consider what it means to be a human capable of sin and to live in a global community where sin is prevalent. Allegory, humor, and irony will take center stage in the provocative art and compelling installations on display.
HVCCA is pleased to participate with Seven Deadly Sins: LUST, which takes on the subject specifically as it applies to sexual relations. The artists in Lust create artworks that visually explore raw eroticism in many forms of its expression. Catherine Opie’s ‘Pieta’ borders on religious ecstasy, while Larry Clark’s ‘Tulsa Series’ documents a playground of sex within a drug ridden culture of lost youth. In staging the exhibition at the HVCCA, works are chosen that present a cross section of human sexuality and speak to a hard-edged approach to lust for ‘lust’s sake.’
Artists include: Amy Bennett, Giles Berquet, Ashley Bickerton, Larry Clark, George Condo, Beatrice Cussol, Tony Matelli, Bruce Nauman, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Betty Tompkins, Emily Wardill, and Entang Wiharso.
Image above: Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1999. Black & white photograph, 38 ½ x 25 ½ inches. Edition of 10.
No one under 18 admitted.
February 14, 2015 – December 6, 2015
Love: The First of the 7 Virtues
Exhibition: February 14th- December 6th, 2015
It is with great enthusiasm that HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open April 19, 2015). Developed as an FWMA (Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance) collaboration, each museum will explore a different sin and, in some instances, its parallel virtue.
In the HVCCA exhibition, love is depicted in all its wonderful variety, whether heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, or non-sexual. Love is expressed in artworks in which the adoration of nature and animals is as strong and deep as any human bond. Finally, love is observed as memory, offering, shrine, and celebration.
From Robert Indiana’s iconic sculpture that plays on the power of the word ‘LOVE’, to Keith Edmier’s sculpture of the red rose bouquet Jacqueline Kennedy held the day her husband was assassinated, HVCCA invites the viewer to come to the exhibition and see love in some surprising and inspiring ways.
Artists included in the exhibition are drawn from communities around the globe:
Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Emil Alzamora, Matthew Barney, Hernan Bas, Marius Bercea, Derek Boshier, Birgit Brenner, Skyler Brickley, Ross Chisholm, Debby Davis, Keith Edmier, Carole Feuerman, Moyna Flannigan, Stefanie Gutheil, Dieter Hacker, Bendix Harms, Ridley Howard, Robert Indiana, Sam Jinks, Sherry Kerlin, Angelika Krinzinger, Keegan Kuvach, Charles LeDray, Marin Majic, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nick Mauss, Shirin Neshat, Jonathan Newman, John Newsom, Joel Otterson, Djordje Ozbolt, Paul Pretzer, Michael Raedecker, Saul Raskin, Nathan Ritterpusch, Kalene Rivers and Dan Weise, Athi-Patra Ruga, Helen Sadler, Maria Tomasula, Richard Wathen, and Entang Wiharso.
HVCCA would like to thank the following sponsors: