Opening Reception: April 3 | 5–7pm
The Love Below presents art about eroticism, sexual freedom, sensuality and personal expression. This show embraces the different aspects of sexuality while exploring how it functions. What are the stigmas surrounding sex? How is sex represented and discussed in different communities and cultures, as well as amongst varying identities? What role does sex play in the contemporary political climate? How does sexuality function socially and artistically? The show creates a place to openly express individual experience and question sexuality, thus providing a forum for others to evaluate and discover the depths of desire and passion. This work aims to provoke thoughts and questions about sex and its related topics as well as formulate responses and answers. Artists explore sexuality in relation to themselves and their world in many different ways and this is what The Love Below seeks to showcase.
Curated by Alex Malfero, Diana Martinez, and Lauren Miceli.
Participating Artists: Hector Barajas, Elle Carroll, Marco Castaneda, David Dugoncevic, Thomas Edel, Galeana Fraiz, Samantha Hensel, Hutch, Sara Knight, Bridgett Magyar, Alex Malfero, Diana Martinez, Lauren Miceli, Olivia Nevins-Carbins, Luz Olivia, Fifi Perkins, Ellen Qiu, Bobby Ramirez, Megan Ramirez, M. Roa, AJ Schnettler, Nathan Spon, Haru Urushido, and Ian Wallace.
Image: Courtesy the artist.