Larissa Goldston Gallery is pleased to present Talk Dirty to Me. The exhibition will be on view from February 26th through March 28th. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, February 26th from 6 to 8pm.
Focusing on pieces that feature sexual language and/or imagery, Talk Dirty to Me explores not only the semiotics of desire, but also the exceedingly diverse and highly personal interpretations of such works. Within the exhibition, sexual intimations range from the suggestive to the explicit.
Each work was chosen for its ability to challenge the viewer’s notion of a particular word or image, forcing them to confront and address impulses of attraction or repulsion. By casting the viewer as voyeur, each piece functions as a mirror. Feelings of liberation, intimidation, arousal, disgust or often a combination of these emotions are not the result of the works’ language or imagery, but are reflections of the viewer’s personal proclivities and prior experiences.