Monday, March 23, 2015

SOFT FIX, 2015 - AMERICAN PEEP SHOW CRUCIFIX / PRESSURE WASHING : CONVERGE GALLERY - THRU 25 APRIL



SOFT FIX, 2015 is a soft core porn assemblage work in the American Peep Show booth that is part of the Pressure Washing exhibition at Converge Gallery.  The crucifix, by American artist Matthew Rose, is made from prostitutes' calling cards, and arranged in a grid to form a crucifix.

Reactions to the work thus far have ranged from horrified to mystified to gorgeous to outrageous, John Yogodzinksi, Converge Gallery director told me.  "The idea here is to literally cross up the male gaze with paid liberation," says Matthew Rose, "and examine the contradictions of desire, belief, consumer life and private spiritual life."

For more information: Converge Gallery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To me this is blasphemy but I support your right of free speech. Have you thought about art works featuring Muhammad? Or does your commitment to art and free speech only go so far? Scared? Scared of what?