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Monica Majoli

08 Sep - 13 Oct 2007

"Rubbermen Bound"

"...Majoli has traded the factureless exactitude of oil paint for the runny swells of watercolor and gouache. In her ongoing Rubbermen series, begun in 1999, Majoli loosely renders men donning multilayered rubber fetish suits. These garments function as a kind of second skin, a prosthesis that both envelops and redoubles the countours of the bodies they contain, implying at once protection and suffocation, restriction and pleasurable abandon. " (SH, Whitney Biennale catalogue - 2006)

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