“What she really wanted to do was blow the minds of viewers with unctuous erotica, politically motivated old school avant-garde retorts, hyperbolic tales, and, well, all the great stuff that hardly anybody shows anymore, much less puts together with loving attention to aesthetic nuance and fertile, thematic collision. Noting that part of her project entails seducing viewers to witness unconventional works, she also helps foment a network of artists and like-minded exhibitors.”
“Suparak’s terrific show will set straight anyone who thinks that women’s media is on the wane.”
“These works address ideas of looking – of the pleasures and intimidating powers of The Gaze – in subtle ways. These artists are asking questions that cannot and will not be answered by manifestoes; they are forcing the viewer to look, and to look at them and their lives.”
With an irreverence for punk rockers, adults like parents and politicians, non-adults like breasts and babies, and people we generally approve of such as artists and scientists, these works reveal that posers are sometimes better than the real thing.
“Some of the biggest names in contemporary performance and video art celebrate women acting up and acting out in Looking Is Better Than Feeling You”