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Photography by Dimitris Yeros. 'With His Thoughts on Bulgaria,' 2015, Inkjet print, 15"x10".

Medium of Desire

The exhibition runs from December 18th to March 16th, 2016

A new amazing exhibition of video and photography opens this Friday, December 18th at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in NYC and it runs through March 16th, 2016. This new show titled Medium of Desire: An International Anthology of Photography and Video‘ focuses on the theme of “desire” and showcases the work of fourteen artists from nine countries. It includes some of our favorite artists such as the Chinese photographer Ren Hang (who we featured in issue 3 of our magazine), Dimitris Yeros, Anthony Gayton, Matthew Morrocco, Tomoko Kikuchi, Jessica Yatrofsky, Joseph Maida, Daniel M. Schmude and others.

 

This is what the press release says: “Using human beauty, desire, Eros, and sexuality, this new photography based exhibition reveals that cultural differences, whether defined by national borders, sexual orientation, or gender identification, can be simultaneously vast yet familiar. Regardless of one’s sexual orientation or country of origin, feelings of desire, when successfully represented, can serve to minimize our differences and bring us closer.” I had a chance to preview some of the work that are gonna be on display at the show — you are in for a treat. The work is great, there’s also some nudity which makes things more enjoyable for all of us.

 

 

Have a look at some images from the show ‘Medium of Desire’ below:

 

01_Gayton_HRAnthony Gayton, The Collector, 2009, Archival ink on paper, 39.75″x59″. Courtesy of the artist and MiTO Contemporary Art, Barcelona.

 

Joseph Maida, Ben (Irish, English, Spanish, Chinese, American Indian, Filipino), 2011, 2011, Archival pigment print, 27.375″x21.875″. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

04_Kikuchi_HRTomoko Kikuchi, Lala, Zhangjie, Pandra, Sichuan province 2011, 2014, digital print on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

30 001Dimitris Yeros, In Apollo’s Temple, 2001 Inkjet print from scanned negative, 12″x8.2″. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

11_Yetrofsky_HRJessica Yatrofsky, Rachel, from the series I Heart Girl, 2012, Digital print, 11″x15.5″. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

07_Ren_HRHang Ren, Untitled, Digital print on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

08_Schmude_HRDaniel M. Schmude, Leidenschaft 4, 2011, Digital archival C-print on paper, 9.29″x 17.71″. Courtesy of the artist and Kunstbehandlung, Munich.

 

 

06_Morrocco_HRMatthew Morrocco, Self-Portrait with Scott, 2012, Inkjet print on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

FREE, 6:00PM-8:00PM, LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART, 26 WOOSTER St. NEW YORK, NY.