Photos: “The NEW Testosterone” and “Seance” at Coagula
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!
Except in this one below which is NSFW! (and so are a few others)