softoffMak Ying Tung, Sterilization, 2013

SOFT OFF (but I love it when your mouth is a little shut)

ltd los angeles
7561 Sunset Blvd #103
Los Angeles, CA 90046

July 13 – August 19

SOFT OFF (but I love it when your mouth is a little shut), curated with Robin Pechkam at LTD gallery, features the artists Jennifer Chan, Jeremy Everett, Johan Grimonprez, Donna Huanca, Max Maslansky, Mak Ying Tung, Martin Soto Climent, Clarissa Tossin, and Amalia Ulman.

Serious people do not visit galleries in summertime. Sundresses and air conditioning,  natural light and white walls, sandals and shortened hours, so it should not come as a surprise that many summer shows happen to be about sex.Art tries so hard and fails so often; its rare glimpses of anything that gets the heart beating happen at the edges, around corners, behind doors, through tinted windows. Objects that obscure or act as obfuscations of desire, better known as sculpture, are totems to this fact.This project is a soft-core proposition. It is the erasure of the penis but not the sausage; it is the cloaking of the picture but not the flesh; it is a grainy teenage love scene; it is the shadow of a leathery net; it is the sex organs of a strawberry; it is dancers on bed sheets; it is high heels on canvas; it is sugar on tongue; it is thongs on a wall. It is love when your mouth is a little shut.

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