Triple Fantasy at Third Man Records

I curated an exhibit of three artists whose work deals with some facet of sex magick. My thesis was that if, as Freud thought, sex and magical thinking are the twin pillars of the subconscious, sex magick is its logical manifestation into consciousness. Sex and the occult have always been entwined — both are intimate, often forbidden acts that are kept secret and mysterious.

Triple Fantasy featured drawings and prints by Elijah Burgher, photographs by Benjy Russell and a painting made exclusively for the exhibit by Tracy Nakayama

 

Selvage at Tennessee State University

I co-curated this exhibit of 11 artists with my friend Jodi Hays at Tennessee State University.  We found inspiration in textiles — mainly quilts and quilt patterns — and the work spanned a variety of disciplines from drawing to sculpture. Artists included 2016 Pollock-Krasner award-winner Gabriel Pionkowski, Shannon Lucy, Jovencio de la Paz, Brandon Donahue, Alex Blau and Louis Schmidt.