Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 19997 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 SinsLUST, 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, Bruce Bickford, Larry Clark, George Condo, Beatrice Cussol, Tony Matelli,  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.