Hot. Fucking. Mess.
A thesis exhibition by Michele Rushfeldt
March 4 – 8
Monday, March 4th, 5-8pm
Rushfeldt’s “Hot. Fucking. Mess.” is a multi-sensory, interactive art experience. Harnessing and exploring the performative aspects of eroticism, Rushfeldt amalgamates our drives for pleasure and satisfaction, and the often macabre absurdity of human sexual pursuits into mixed material pieces. Her new work is a departure from her more painterly pieces, delving into the personal and the interactive in three dimensions. Latex, plastic, steel, bondage devices, discarded household objects, sex toys, and other materials that bridge the erotic and the mundane form representations of human bodies; objects that convey both the humor and varieties of public sexuality.
Michele Rushfeldt is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She takes inspiration from her own humorous observations and experiences, using materials associated with sex and kink. Much of the work grapples with shame-based anxieties around sex and imposter syndrome. She obtained her BFA in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and her MFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including galleries in California, Washington, D.C., and New York. Rushfeldt’s most recent show was “630 Flushing X 963 Fulton” at CFCP Gallery, Brooklyn. Her work can be found at @michelerushfeldt on instagram, and at https://michelerushfeldt.weebly.com.
The exhibition will be located at Steuben Gallery on the Pratt Institute’s main campus at 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn. The building is located on the Dekalb Ave. side of the campus, and can be entered from the South end of the central sculpture garden. The show will be on view through Friday, March 8th, gallery hours 11am-4pm, or by appointment.