Opening this Friday at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery.
GREENPOINT TERMINAL GALLERY
67 West St. #320
Brooklyn, NY 11222
March 20– April 24
Opening reception March 20, 7–10pm
Curated by Evie Falci
- Nadia Ayari
- Irena Jurek
- Hein Koh
- Emma Kohlmann
- Rebecca Morgan
- Tamara Santibañez
- Jennifer Sullivan
The erotic has often been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation. For this reason, we have often turned away from the exploration and consideration of the erotic as a source of power and information, confusing it with it’s opposite, the pornographic. But pornography is a direct denial of the power of the erotic, for it represents the suppression of true feeling. Pornography emphasizes sensation without feeling.
The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire. For having experienced the fullness of this depth of feeling and recognized power, in honor and self-respect we can require no less of ourselves…
…This is one reason why the erotic is so feared, and so often relegated to the bedroom alone, when it is recognized at all. For once we begin to feel deeply all the aspects of our lives, we begin to demand from ourselves and from our life-pursuits that they feel in accordance with that joy which we know ourselves to be capable of. Our erotic knowledge empowers us, becomes a lens through which we scrutinize all aspects of our existence, forcing us to evaluate those aspects honestly in terms of their relative meaning within our lives.
– Audre Lorde, “Uses of the Erotic: Erotic as Power” from the collection of essaysSister Outsider published 1984