June 30, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, IL

This exhibition aims to expand the boundaries of erotic art through contemporary explorations of the materialities that accompany and structure the lifeworlds of alternative sex.

Matter, desire, fantasy, and power exchange are simultaneously celebrated and examined through a gathering of artworks spanning painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, video, textiles, and installation. Artists in this exhibition incorporate rope, nylon, wax, rubber, fabric, furniture, and leather in ways that evoke the desiring body and its erotic engagement with the substances of kinky sexualties.

MATERIALKINK features works by Michael Blake (Brooklyn), Chloe Cooper (Portland), Luis Mejico (Chicago), James Murray (Chicago), David Nasca (Chicago), Betsy Odom (Chicago), Heather Rachel/
Ms Philadelphia (Philadelphia), Tamara Santibañez (Brooklyn), Lauren Steinberg (Chicago), Vincent Tiley (Brooklyn), Katie Vota (Chicago), Jade Williams (Chicago), Derrick Woods-Morrow (Chicago)