“Common China,” a selection of photographs by Kirsten C. Springer and sculptures by Liz Lessner, opens October 12, 2007, 7-10 p.m. The show runs from October 12 through 31 2007 at 3rd Ward, located at 195 Morgan Avenue.
This show talks about status and sex, taboo and display, advertising and commerce, and most of all fantasy and desire. Lessner’s sculptures probe the limits of our culture’s socially endorsed depictions of desire. Springer’s photographs examine the commerce of self-display. Together these works explore the fault lines in our culture’s enthusiastic relationship to images of desire.