Fruiting Bodies

Exhibition curated for Iceberg Projects, featuring work by Dana DeGiulio, Jo Hormuth, Cauleen Smith, and Vincent Tiley, accompanied by a catalogue with forward, and additional text by Jeremy Biles, Ph.D. The catalogue broadsheets can be downloaded here.

February 18, 2017 – March 18, 2017.

about the exhibition

The flower is a simultaneously convenient and convoluted subject for art-making: symbolically fraught, historically burdened, at times frivolously aesthetic. Fruiting Bodies is inspired by a meditation on Charles Demuth’s “Pink Tulips,” (1930) – an understated watercolor found on the artist’s easel at the time of his death and painted concurrent to his homoerotic pencil drawings. Each of the four artists in this exhibition articulate a unique relationship to this motif – in proximity to the body, as a stand in for the body, as a frame for themes of sex and play, as the very image of life and death resembling each-other.