|Jimmy DeSana work|
MoMA PS1 exhibits the fourth survey of the last five years local artists' work from the metropolitan area, especially under the strong alteration of real estate and the robust art environment. The whole exhibition places in the whole PS1 building from the basement to the third floor. This exhibition features photographs, interactive installation, sculpture, painting and film, and also involve a few past year works.
The photography work of Jimmy De Sana locates on the second floor and it creates a sentimental and sexual atmosphere. The photos are mounted on giant panels and lean on the wall next to each other. Sana always focused on sexual concept and captured human bodies. The multimedia painting from Donald Moffett, Gold/Tunnel depicts a simple poetic scene of central park. It is so natural to notice that the oil painting is combined with a video by projection mapping on the surface. This scene and the flickering video also reflect the place that gays and public sex once. However, I feel like the
curation team is so desperate to show the struggling and conflicts of New York artists that they intended to put everything “provocative” together. For instance, the ceramic series works on the third floor are visually and conceptually abstract. It is hard to unify all the artwork into one theme, especially there are so many social issues involved.
|Gold/Tunnel, 2003, Donald Moffett|