New & Improved / Normal Porn for Normal People

New & Improved / Normal Porn for Normal People

Opening reception: Saturday, February 23, 7 to 11 PM

‘New & Improved’ curated by Sophia Sobers-
There is a strange absence when it comes to the work in New & Improved. The works in this exhibition capture the paradoxes that emerge when our technologies simultaneously bring us together and push us further apart. Artwork incorporating virtual reality, digital prints, sound, video, and sculpture captures the effects of accelerating mediation of how we experience the world.

Exhibiting Artists:
Seth Cluett + Christopher Manzione
Yvette Granata
Kyle Hittmeier
William Oliwa
Keary Rosen
Eddie Villanueva
Frank WANG Yefeng

Index Side Gallery: Installation works by Kelly Pinho
Normal Porn for Normal People is an installation inspired by the
Stormy Daniels 60 Minutes interview.
Watching this interview at a cool bar I overheard men talking about
how disgusting Stormy Daniels looked, how she was just
“Tits on legs.” It presented the question of female attractiveness and why it is important for women to remain “fuckable.” Even in this progressive environment it was accepted and encouraged to demoralize a woman based on her looks. Men who once watched her films and put her on a pedestal now saw her as an emblem for women’s expiration dates. The installation is constructed of 500 VHS cassettes and discarded digital devices that create a temple to the idea of female sexual desirability.

Exhibition on view thru March 21, 2019
Admission is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by our neighbors 27 Mix and Kilkenny Alehouse.

Index Art Center
237 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Gallery ph. 862-218-0278