The Consensual Reality of Healing Fantasies by Erin M. Riley at P.P.O.W
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In an astounding accumulation of hand-made tapestries woven throughout the pandemic, the exhibition reveals how isolation unravels patterned coping mechanism and mythologized methods of self-care. Navigating a new space in which the body is both desired and deplored, Riley contends with her corporeal self-worth in the absence of sexual affirmation. Untangling the fear intertwined with the formation of her sexual identity, Riley turns her gaze to the history of sexual assault and abuse in her family. Rendering vintage domestic violence pamphlets from the 1970s, Riley imagines the kind of messaging informing her mother’s own coping mechanisms. Taken together, the tapestries in The Consensual Reality of Healing Fantasies plumb the secrets we all mask in the search for self-actualization.
The exhibition will run concurrently with Joe Houston’s RUINS which will be presented in the gallery viewing room.
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New York, NY 10013
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm