Reception for preMATURE by Jason Elizondo
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preMATURE features work by Jason Elizondo. It will be on view April 24-30 in Byers Gallery. Read more in Jason’s artist statement:
My work is a manifesto celebrating the nuances of counter culture. It is an invitation to my personal explorations as a queer man and an anthem to queer visibility. Pink, like the iconic felt velour custom made hat worn by Lady Gaga or the head of my boyfriend’s cock. Queer like latex, vinyl and rubber. Working across mediums, I collapse color and texture to evoke sexually explicit overtones. My portraits act as a political memoir, seducing the viewer into visceral confrontations with the queer body. A toast of Pinot-Grigio to “the taboo.” To masturbation, jock straps, HIV, anal sex, contemporary pop culture and dildos. To bisexuals, dykes, fags, trisexuals, transgenders, homo sapiens.