Cecilia Salama is presenting solo exhibition The Butterfly Reprise at New York’s Arts + Leisure, opening July 21 and running to September 11.
The artist, whose domain/domain exhibition documentation featured on aqnb earlier this year, features a new body of work, including a series of sculptures and video installation. The press release opens with a short poem alluding to lost love, alienation and depravity:
This year I fell in love with a gymnast I’ve never met. I think it’s easier this way, she’s most likely underage. I grab her forcefully…
The text goes on to point to themes of “fantasy, displaced desire, romance and delusion” in an exhibition made up of entirely synthetic materials responding to the contemporary “dilemma of digital convenience” that creates its own kind of loneliness.
Header image: Cecilia Salama, ‘Together Again’ (2016). Video still. Courtesy the artist.
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