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Paul-Aymar Morgue Algue and Ryan Foerster

127 Henry Street, 646-416-1517
East Village / Lower East Side
May 13 - May 27, 2007
Reception: Sunday, May 13, 6 - 8 PM
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The sun is sex. Early cave painters brought bottled sun to their caves in the form of fire and paint and impregnated the walls with scenes of the outside world. The sun is probably our earliest muse and fire our earliest sculpture. Art made after the advent of artificial light is therefore just as much about containing, mimicking and using light as it is about the imagery and ideas it depicts.

127 presents work by Paul-Aymar Morgue Algue and Ryan Foerster that use light, form and sexuality in ways that are at once organic and artificial. Morgue Algue Light Erection (2007) is a 7ft rod of gold neon that plunges head first into a hole in a cream-colored wooden box. Ryan Foerster presents two photographs, both lit in chiaroscuro, one natural one artificial. The larger of the two captures a steamy shower scene in which painterly tones and composition almost fetishize light more than they do the nude human form.
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