Eroticism is dependent not just upon an individual's sexual morality, but also the culture and time in which an individual resides.
(Honore’ de Balzac)
In 1866 an Ottoman diplomat commissioned one of the most infamous paintings ever by French artist Gustav Courbet: “L’Origine du Monde - (“The Origin of the World”). To this day the painting has the power to shock and trigger censorship because of the realistic, graphic nudity as subject matter. It pushed the idea of what is romantic, sensual and erotic, to what may be considered pornographic and even immoral.
This exhibit is designed to call into question our sexual morality and the personal boundaries of each viewer. The artists featured in this call have created images that call into question the fine line between romantic, sensual, erotic, innuendo, humor and pornographic.
Featured artists: Michael Bergt, MIchael Bach, Julie Branch, Louis Braquet, Frida Castelli, Jeanne Ciravolo, Nina Covington, Jon Gernon, R.L. Gibson, Andrea Hersh, Emily Lamb, Colleen Lynch, Reuben Negron, Corey Pitkin, Jillian Platt, Mary Ellen Riell, Chad Spann, Suzanna Scott, Daniel Maidman, Gary Masline, Yeachin Tsai , Jeff Wigman.