The Center for Sex and Culture presents: Pretending To Be Free Of Time
Recent photographic work by Phyllis Christopher April 6 to April 29
Phyllis Christopher’s prolific and widely published erotic work has permeated women’s SM and sex positive culture for decades. Her eye has shaped ours as she has reiterated the experiences and expressions of her community to that community; acting at times as a cultural and sexual mirror. This new body of work departs from Christopher’s often documentary style by shifting in to abstraction. We become even more aware of the artist’s eye which is inextricably linked to her personal experiences, obsessions, perspectives and attractions. Susie Bright once described the greatest difficulty of visual erotica simply as the difficulty of making it look like what it feels like. Christopher’s move towards abstraction attacks this fundamental problem in new ways; aiming to capture those focussed moments of attention that we experience in the midst of our sexual experiences. She also captures some of the disorientation we feel in moments of lust. Perhaps she says it best herself: “The timelessness and peace found in abstraction is the timelessness and peace found in sexual ritual. I intend this work to be both decorative and transcendent and to move more deeply and delightfully into depicting the loving, awkward, and passionate moments during sex. “
Please join us Friday April 6 from 6 to 9 pm for the opening reception.
CSC 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco
The work may also be viewed during other CSC events and by appointment.
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