GUILTY PLEASURES

EXPLORING THE INEXPLICABLE & THE INCORRIGIBLE

JUNE 7 - JUNE 29, 2003

Opening Reception Saturday, June 7, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

GERARD BARBOT, ERIC EDELMAN, ATSUSHI OHASHI, CANDYCE BROKAW, EDWARD M. GIORDANO, JR., TRACY PHILLIPS, ORIN BUCK, WHITNEY HAMILTON, EULAS PIZARRO, M. BRYAN DANIEL, JAN HOOGENBOOM, MIGUEL TIO, ROBIN DANN, ESTELLE LEVY, MARSHA TRATTNER

 
Miguel Tio

Miguel Tio, "Lovers", 24" x 36", Oil on canvas, 2003

 

Whitney Hamilton, "Who's Afraid of Francis Bacon?"

 

Tracy Phillips, "old person" oil an panel

 

Eric Edelman, "Buddha & Blake Corrupt the Artist by Teaching Guilty Pleasures" Mixed-media sculpture

 

DETAIL: Eric Edelman, "Buddha & Blake Corrupt the Artist by Teaching Guilty Pleasures"

 

Atsushi Ohashi, ‘57 Corvette No.1, 1999
WxDxH 28” x4” x37”
wood, cotton, oil paint, model car

Orin Buck, still from new video "Pastoral"

"Stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant."
PROVERBS 9 :17   

Secret Desires and illicit pleasures reside in the recesses of every human psyche . . . It is a license provided the artistic environment to give voice and visual form to inexplicable and incorrigible human behavior, as it is also incumbent for the artist to be a disciplined "voyeur" of his own conscience when playing both censor and judge. These are protocols of the creative process.

GUILTY PLEASURES, curated by James Pinney, provides an adventure into the visually rich, and often emotionally disorienting experience of that exquisite conflict which arises between our external and internal worlds. This exhibition will feature the creative insights of 15 selected artists whose work explores these unguarded moments and unbridled fantasies through thematic variations, allusions and symbols in works of diverse media, and opens a dialectic into the enjoyable / painful guilt that results when abandoned restraint yields to indulgence.