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Lydia Venieri: Forever After

Luxe Gallery
53 Stanton Street, 212-582-4425
East Village / Lower East Side
May 3 - June 17, 2006
Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 6 - 8 PM
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Venieri is well know for her evocative sculpture installations which bridge mythology with current events, and for her ability to combine humor with selflection on human conditions in our times, through her characters that are taken from mythology, history, fairy tales and daily life. In her stories dreams reinforce reality and reality reinforce dreams.

Forever After explores delusion as the happy end and a new beginning when Nature recovers her planet.

The ten minute video shown in a recycled mac covered in forest moss and fauna is an awaking into Venieri’s provocative “transparadise” in which mutant libido, centaurs, snails, phallic flowers and blossoming weapons are sprouting from tellurian sculptures under a bubble rain.

The provocative visualizations of the universe of Venieri’s work offer a Potnian statement about the world in flux in which we live.
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