Voice Choices

Alicia Ross


This young artist’s “Motherboard” series features appropriated Internet porn—nubile women sprawl across large cotton panels, cross-stitched in silver and gold thread with digital precision. A full-size Love Swing in the middle of the gallery is fabricated from yarn rather than leather, and exudes a creepy vibe furthered by numerous frilly pillows. One of these is tightly cinched with rope and delicately stitched “He loves me, he loves me knot”; another features Rockwellian silhouettes of children and the single word “Prey.” Witty videos filter sex scenes through those round eye-test patterns of colored dots you might remember from grade school. Substantially more men than women are color-blind—Ross offers one way to subvert the “male gaze” amid the Internet’s panopticon of voyeurism.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: Sept. 11. Continues through Oct. 4, 2008

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