My Vicious Throbbing Heart

Terri Smith

May 26, 2018 – September 9, 2018

My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting, curated by Risa Puleo, is on view May 26 –  September 9, 2018. The group exhibition includes paintings that are underscored with a sense of aliveness by coming into being and out of form. Formal qualities like goopy, sticky, ooey-gooey or otherwise materially luscious surfaces combine with aspects of pattern or repetitions such as flutter, throbbing, palpitation, pulsating, orgiastic rhythms to forge an idea of “Frankenstein Painting,” an abstraction that attempt to spark life and animate the canvas as its own entity. The show’s exhibiting artists also explore intersections of queerness and abstraction in their work.