Summer Camp: À Rebours

July 29 - September 2, 2018

Jessica Bizer
Vanessa Centeno
Stephen Collier
Tyler Matthew Oyer
Jackie Rines
Matt Savitsky
Audra Wist

Inspired in equal parts by Joris-Karl Huysmans’ 1884 guidebook to decadence, Against Nature, and Susan Sontag’s seminal Notes on Camp from 1964, this group exhibition explores the play between artifice and transgression within the camp sensibility in a contemporary domestic setting. These artists embrace an anti-naturalist jouissance expressed through formal, conceptual and performative gestures that serve as effervescent meditations on our mortality, taking the highest pleasure in material freedom, in defiance of essentialism and purist form.