WARNING: SOME IMAGES NSFW
Coagula Curatorial was packed for two group shows, “Seance, ” curated by Maria Vasquez, up top; down below was throbbing with “The NEW Testosterone.” Women artist shows are marketing tool (“look, chicks can paint!”), but no one bothers to advertise a show that’s all dudes. Except Mat Gleason. The NEW Testosterone packed more manly punch than an aisle of Axe body spray (but there were no stinkers in the basement).
Beautifully curated, “Seance” was a loftier show, marking Coagula’s first foray into to video, including a piece by The Center for Tactical Magic. Add in installations, large scale paintings, and mixed media, and you have a mini-museum worth of art focusing on the surreal and strange without veering to pseudo-occult kitsch–there was nary a wizard hat in sight!
Nikolai Molecules, part of “The New Testosterone”
Nikolai Molecules’ two-sided drawings explore the male psyche
George Joaquim beckons the gods: ” Come forth..under the stars, & take your fill of love.”
There’s a lot more going on in Joaquim’s paintings than you can see in my shots….
Except in this one below which is NSFW! (and so are a few others)
Joaquim and his lascivious gods.
May Gleason and Samvel Saghatelian.
One of Samvel Saghatelian’s “David” paintings.
Samvel Saghatelian exploresthe relationship between sports, militarism, and masculinity.
Gleason loves baseball.
“Seance” takes quite a different approach to art. Matthew Carter, left and foreground; Francesca Gabbiani, right.
“Venus Boudoir,” Francesca Gabbiani.
Sean C. Flaherty
James Marshall, “No Fate.”
Mirjam Kort (Hatton), Carlson Hatton and friend in hale “The NEW Testosterone.”
Matjames Metson claims he’s becoming a minimalist.
Artists Kelly Thompson and Richard Newton.
It’s Chinatown, Jake.