Friday, January 21, 2011

Fraternal Twins

Subject: “Fraternal Twins” Exhibition – January 6 – January 30, 2011

When fashion designer Michael Cepress and filmmaker Michael Culpepper first met, it was to talk about Cepress designing a custom suit coat for Culpepper’s natty wardrobe. Now the two have come together to present Fraternal Twins, an exploration of the perceptions and understandings of masculinity in contemporary society as expressed by art, culture and fashion. The intention is to pair works of art that may have similar descriptions or share common aesthetic or conceptual ground. When viewed in relation to one another, new meanings are constructed and differing insights emerge.

Celebrated New York photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya and his gently erotic portraits of men are placed beside works by Seattle’s Jesse Burke, whose lens more rigorously slaps our senses with a thrust of masculinity akin to that of a frat house, but keenly aided by the sweetness of the artist’s sensibilities.

Munich’s Tobias Knipf shows an intense taste of high-fashion and the ultimate in European couture with his edgy “Heimwarts”. Shown by Knipf’s side is a Cepress/Culpepper film that celebrates their interts in men’s clothing as an expressive form – a devotion to movement and the clean lines, smart cuts and voice of history that Cepress knows so well – enlivened by Culpepper’s sensitive eye and conceptual prowess.

WHAT: “Fraternal Twins”

WHEN: January 6, 2011 – January 30, 2011
WHERE: Ouch My Eye, 1022 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Ouch My Eye
1022 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
206.588.1647 Gallery Hours M-F 10:00am – 3:00pm

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