“Way of Seeing” — the show at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea plays with so many themes of humanity, technology, and sexual personae, you leave feeling like you’ve walked into a mini mind kidnapping. It’s quite effective, which is maybe why the show has been extended through this week. So you better get there fast!
You’ll see work by artists E.V. Day, Richard Dupont, and Alyson Shotz. Day places a lady’s Victorian glove in a bell jar, a sensuality suspended and trapped. She also drew diagrams of the inside of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s jet, with arrows pointing to navigational points and an on board screening room. How’s that for taking all the juice out of the male virility? Similarly, Dupont erects naked men lined up to depict their human representation in cyberspace. And Shotz plays with string theory in her drawings and also causes a double take in her mirrored wall balls, based on the Arnolfini Wedding by Jan Van Eyck.
It’s all definitely worth a look, through this week: Carolina Nitsch Project Room, 534 W. 22nd Street, NYC