Join us for the Opening Reception for MATERIALKINK
Friday, June 30, 6-8PM
6418 N Greenview Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
Opening Reception is FREE and open to the public.
The Leather Archives & Museum Guest Artist Gallery Presents MATERIALKINK, a group exhibition of contemporary art examining the intersection between materiality and alternative sexualities.
MATERIALKINK features works by Michael Blake (Brooklyn), Chloe Cooper (Portland, OR), Clarita Lulić (UK), Luis Mejico (Chicago), James Murray (Chicago), David Nasca (Chicago), Heather Raquel / Ms. Philadelphia Leather (Philadelphia), Tamara Santibañez (Brooklyn), Lauren Steinberg (Chicago), Vincent Tiley (Brooklyn), Jade Williams (Chicago), and Derrick Woods-Morrow (Chicago).
Curated by Chicago-based artist José Santiago Pérez, MATERIALKINK features artworks that expand the boundaries of erotic art through contemporary explorations of the materialities that accompany and structure the lifeworlds and diverse practices of radical sex.
Matter, desire, and power exchange are simultaneously celebrated and examined in this gathering of artworks spanning painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, video, textile, and installation. Artists in this exhibition incorporate rope, nylon, wax, rubber, fabric, furniture, and leather in ways that evoke the desiring body and its erotic engagement with the substances of kinky sex.
MATERIALKINK will be on view through January 14, 2018. Please visit our website for a listing of upcoming public programs related to this exhibition.