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March 1, 2016

SNAKE IN THE GRASS RECEPTION

Caitlin Rose Sweet
Reception: Friday, March 4th – 6 to 9 PM
On View: March 4th – April 9th, 2016
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Join us for Brooklyn-based ceramics artist Caitlin Rose Sweet first New York solo show.  Snake in the Grass, presented at academic in Long Island City, NY  reconsiders images and archetypes of female sexuality as depicted in Hieronymous Bosch’s iconic Garden of Earthly Delights.

Sweet’s ceramic and textile pieces queer and liberate Boschs’s imagery, recasting them inside of a queer feminist desire and sensibility. Motifs of ceramic chains, witch hands, dripping holes, surrealist creatures, and weaponized femininities are central to Sweet’s explorations of beauty, adornment, the feminine body, and the illusory division between art and craft.

This show is the latest in Sweet’s exploration of craft as a site of queer imperfection. Sweet’s approach to ceramics is one of questioning and lack of definition, defying traditional approaches to the medium.
VISIT ACADEMIC FOR MORE INFO

Accessibility info: The gallery is up two flights of stairs.

academic
47-39 35th Street, #2
Long Island City, NY 11101
academicgallery@gmail.com
218-56-LEARN

OPEN ON SATURDAYS FROM 1-5 PM & BY APPOINTMENT

Directions to academic: Take the LOCAL 7 train to the 33rd Street/Rawson stop. Walk to 35th Street and head south passing Aviation High School. Cross 47th Ave and academic will be on your left.

 

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