Censored!

February 15 - March 31, 2019

Join Ellsworth Gallery for the opening of CENSORED! Within the past few years, Santa Fe has been graced by several exhibitions addressing themes of love and desire. Setting themselves in opposition to the Hallmark approach to Valentine’s Day, this antidote sours, seemingly inevitably replicating tropes these shows have aimed to avoid. Arising from this is Ellsworth Gallery’s group show: CENSORED! This exhibition is aimed at showcasing the still liminal spaces of erotic desire, the corners where carnal desire is still perceived as touching upon the taboo, the violent, the unspoken and unsaid, or the flows of desire we still seek adequate language to address — such as racialized and colonized desires. These are works that aim to discomfort as much as excite, to trouble and upend categorizations as much as to bind and constrain within new patterns.
Erica Lord’s critically acclaimed work is included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, while Tommy Bruce’s performative work was featured in Art in America in April of last year. This will be the first exhibition with Ellsworth Gallery for Diego Suarez and Zachary L. Taylor, and will be the second for local favorite Nate Massé.
A reception with light refreshments will be held on Friday, February 15th, from 5PM to 7PM at our gallery in downtown Santa Fe. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, April 7th.