SEXXXITECTURE:
Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson, and Jake Ziemann

July 1 - August 1, 2015
Artist Reception: Wednesday, July 1, 6-8PM

"Any relationship between a building and its users is one of violence, for any use means the intrusion of a human body into a given space, the intrusion of one order into another." - Bernard Tschumi in Architecture and Disjunction

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to present SEXXXITECTURE, a group exhibition featuring works by Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson and Jake Ziemann. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, July 1 with a public reception from 6–8PM and will be on view through August 1, 2015.

SEXXXITECTURE explores the complex relationship between architecture and people. The works in the exhibition examine how formal design and structure dramatically shape our experience of place as well as our encounters with others. Line, color and form have the power to create intense human desire. Where and how does the aesthete get turned on? Why is a well-appointed apartment, a luxury high-rise, or a designer house such an aphrodisiac to some? The artists featured in SEXXXITECTURE engage with fantasy and anticipation through diverse media, demonstrating how the built environment informs human sexual dynamics and inviting the viewer to question how we perceive and identify cues of visual arousal.

Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s totemic sculptures investigate the limits of his materials, defying the viewer’s expectations of what is physically possible; they seem to suspend reality in the same way as making love can erase consciousness of time and space. May Wilson uses volume, weight, and texture as references to skin and sausage-like appendages, finding humor in forms that are anthropomorphic yet created from inorganic, highly-processed industrial materials. Jake Ziemann’s ceramic sculptures slump and posture atop pedestals crafted from utilitarian materials such as crates and bricks, referencing both idiosyncratic nuances in the human shape and bodily gestures–and playfully emphasizing the obvious association between phallus and skyscrapers.

Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein and Roman Liška’s works have less explicit formal relationships to the body, but reference it in other ways. Goldstein’s strong sense of color and playful perspectives suggest windows and doors that one could creep or crawl through–perhaps on the way to a forbidden tryst–and her titles suggest the pinks of flesh and genitals. Gerwin’s deconstructed home interiors evoke nostalgic recollections of intimate interactions through use of trompe l’oeil. Liška’s formalist constructions of sharp diagonals in contrast with materials of burlap and corrugated rubber evoke a sensual tension, suggesting censorship and bondage. Max Maslansky’s erotic scenes, created by painting images from 1970s pornography stills onto bed sheets, offer a peek into the illicit realm of the retro boudoir, where the lovers frolic amid the lines of mid-century modern furnishings.

Image: Max Maslansky, Interior Storybook (Queen bed), 2014, Acrylic on bedsheet, 80 x 60 inches
ALEJANDRO ALMANZA PEREDA - The only known complete protection from this event would be to prevent its occurrence, part III, 2015, Shelves, water, and found objects, Site-specific dimensions
DANIEL GERWIN - Dress Up, 2014, Oil and acrylic on shaped panel, 47 x 17 inches
DANIEL GERWIN - Garden at Night, 2014, Oil and acrylic on shaped panel, 38 x 47 inches
DANIEL GERWIN - Leaving Home, 2012, Oil and acrylic on panel, 40 x 37 inches
REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN - Release Me, 2015, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 65 x 52 inches
REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN - Soft Spot, 2015, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 65 x 52 inches
ROMAN LIŠKA - Dazzle Painting (black/white 2 x 2 grid), 2015, Foamed rubber on linen, aluminum stretcher, 94 x 71 inches
ROMAN LIŠKA - Dazzle Painting (white/black 2 x 2 grid), 2015, Foamed rubber on linen, aluminum stretcher, 94 x 71 inches
MAX MASLANSKY - Interior Storybook (Queen bed), 2014, Acrylic on bed sheet, 80 x 60 inches
MAX MASLANSKY - Flying V (pillow case), 2015, Acrylic on pillow case, 26.5 x 18.5 inches
MAX MASLANSKY - The Help (pillow case), 2015, Acrylic on pillow case, 33 x 17 inches
MAY WILSON - Hung1 (white), 2015, Sand, vinyl, and strapping, 1 foot x 2 feet x 3 feet
MAY WILSON - Hung2 (grey), 2015, Sand, vinyl, and industrial felt, 6 inches x 4 feet
JAKE ZIEMANN - like glitters raining on me, 2015, Oil and spray paint on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
JAKE ZIEMANN - ooh ooh ooh ooh pull me like, 2014, Spray paint and gouache on ceramic, gypsum, acrylic, cardboard, and bricks, Dimensions variable
JAKE ZIEMANN - Detail of ooh ooh ooh ooh pull me like, 2014, Spray paint and gouache on ceramic, gypsum, acrylic, cardboard, and bricks, Dimensions variable
JAKE ZIEMANN - sittin’ right here, real patient, 2014, Spray paint and gouache on ceramic stool, Dimensions variable
JAKE ZIEMANN - Detail of sittin’ right here, real patient, 2014, Spray paint and gouache on ceramic stool, Dimensions variable
JAKE ZIEMANN - wont you come down and put it down on me, 2014, Spray paint, gouache, and acrylic on ceramic, wooden slats, concrete residue, archival tape, and bricks, Dimensions variable
JAKE ZIEMANN - Detail of wont you come down and put it down on me, 2014, Spray paint, gouache, and acrylic on ceramic, wooden slats, concrete

Past

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014