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'The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust' Debuts In Peekskill Art Exhibit

 "The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust,"  will be exhibited at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.
"The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust," will be exhibited at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Photo Credit: HVCCA Facebook page

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) in Peekskill will be presenting "The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust," part of a groundbreaking series of exhibitions opening from April through October at seven arts institutions, all members of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA).

In addition to the HVCCA, these six cultural institutions are participating: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield; Bruce Museum in Greenwich; Hudson River Museum; Katonah Museum of Art; Neuberger Museum of Art; and Wave Hill.

Each of the FWMA institutions explores one of the Seven Deadly Sins: envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, and sloth.

Despite their ancient origin, the sins continue to inform contemporary life, both individually and collectively. The seven exhibitions will spark discourse on the nature of sin, penitence and, conversely, virtue and goodness. The featured artists will prompt visitors to consider what it means to be a human capable of sin and to live in a global community where sin is prevalent. Allegory, humor, and irony will take center stage in the provocative art and compelling installations on display.

HVCCA takes on the subject of lust specifically as it applies to sexual relations.

The artists in the Lust exhibition create artworks that visually explore raw eroticism in many forms of its expression. Catherine Opie’s "Pieta" borders on religious ecstasy, while Larry Clark’s "Tulsa Series" documents a playground of sex within a drug ridden culture of lost youth.

In staging the exhibition at the HVCCA, works are chosen that present a cross section of human sexuality and speak to a hard-edged approach to lust for ‘lust’s sake.’

Artists included in the exhibit are Amy Bennett; Giles Berquet; Ashley Bickerton; Larry Clark; George Condo; Beatrice Cussol; Tony Matelli; Bruce Nauman; Catherine Opie; Cindy Sherman; Betty Tompkins; Emily Wardill; and Entang Wiharso.

The HVCCA is at 1701 Main St.. Peekskill. For more information click here .

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