It is indeed a pleasure to share the exhibition (which I happily have work in), The Pleasure is All Mine, which opens in New York City on Thursday, March 24th and runs through April 8h. Curated by the powerhouse duo, Elizabeth Barragan and Kathleen Mahoney-Cobb of Finch & Ada, they have combined thirteen talented artists who express pleasure and happiness through the fine arts. The exhibition features work by: Toby Burrows, Bill Durgin, Dolly Faibyshev, C. Finley, Maciek Jasik, Jan von Holleben, Jonathan Levitt, Diane Russo, Aline Smithson, Rachel Styer, Justin Walker, Rachael Warner, Jill Waterman and Logan White.
Here's what the curators have to say about creating the show: Happiness, joy, bliss, humor, family, fortune, satisfaction, memory and at times even subversion can be methods and means of achieving pleasure. In The Pleasure is All Mine, we hope to create smiles, lightness, and joy for our viewers. This exhibition was initially conceptualized as a response to the scarcity of contemporary exhibited work dealing with uplifting themes. Pleasure is an important and necessary part of human existence. The pursuit of happiness is both essential and mystifying to us all. Through this exhibition we hope to change the perception of pleasure, as more than the erotic and indulgent, and provide a shared experience that will bring delight to many.
The Opening Reception is Thursday, March 24, from 6-9pm, and I will be attending the Emerging Collectors’ Symposium on Wednesday, March 30, 7-9pm and the Afternoon with the Artists, Saturday, April 2, 3-5pm. Come get happy at 548 W. 28th St., Space A, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001
Selected images from The Pleasure is All Mine
Images by Jonathan Levitt, from Wake to Songbirds Wake to Crows
Image by Bill Durgin, from Figures & Wares
Image by Jan von Holleben, from Great Masters
Images by Diane Russo, from Virago
Images by Maciek Jasik, from Nudes
Images by Aline Smithson, from Spring Fever
Image by Toby Burrows, from Fallen
Image by Rachel Styer, from Wife and Man
Images by Dolly Faibyshev, from Palm Springs