‘The Intricate Intimate’ opens at Allouche Gallery




Artist, Monica Canilao. Image courtesy of the gallery

In collaboration, artists and curators SwoonMonica Canilao, and BLK PALATE present a group art exhibition focusing on the erotic. Featuring established and emerging artists, The Intricate Intimate offers a safer space for artists to explore the intricacies of erotic intimacy, on their own terms and based on their own definitions.

The public is invited to view this show and consider questions the co-curators have asked the artists: What seduces you?  What arouses your vulnerability? What empowers your sensual self?  How does the intersection of identities and lived experiences inform sexual intimacy? What’s the relationship between sexual expression and survival?  Where are the taboo spaces in which humans access healing?  What is the role of art in reflecting how each of us becomes liberated from the societal constraints that we are born into?

Artist, Hana Kostis. Image courtesy of the gallery

Participating artists include: Heather BenjaminLanee BirdMonica CanilaoJudy ChicagoRaúl de NievesJane DicksonTatyana FazlalizadehC. FinleyHugo GyrlHana KostisShoog McDanielKarmimadeebora McMillanKalae NouveauRajni PereraCristy Road CarreraLila RooCaitlin RoseMarigold SantosEvie SnaxElena StonakerJudith Supine, SwoonNichole WashingtonLauren YSPatrick Dougher 

Allouche Gallery is located at 82 Gansevoort Street, across from The Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, NYC.