GO FIGURE takes on the human form in ways both inquisitively tender and provocatively direct. Works offer an array of perspectives about how we look at others, how we look at ourselves, how we take in and interpret bodily forms, and what we deduce from those encounters. At this particular moment, our bodies face an outlandish number of threats ranging from gun violence, to legislation against reproductive rights, to widespread sexual abuse. The works in this exhibition do not shy away from fundamental discussions pertinent to our culture wars, showing how figuration in painting, photography, and sculpture can address aging, sexuality, the inequities of the art historical canon, social media obsessions, and definitions of intimacy.
Derrick Adams, Floater No. 19, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
ALEC SOTH (b. 1969) has spent much of his career photographing the peculiarities of American life. His works are stark and clear images which confront the medium of photography and consciously consider the way it can or cannot tell stories, provoke reactions, and document contemporary realities. The Pizzuti Collection will exhibit over two dozen works from four different series, whose subjects range from brides at Niagara Falls, hermits living off the grid, Scenes from life along the Mississippi River, and teenagers at prom in Cleveland, Ohio.
Alec Soth, Near San Antonio, Texas, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery.
Pizutti Collection, 632 North Park Street
Columbus, OH 43215 | U.S.A.