REGINA REX  
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TRIOCEROS
11/9/2014- 12/21/2014


Regina Rex presents Trioceros, a group exhibition of photos and video by Sascha Braunig, Judy Chicago, and Benny Merris. Using the body as surface and support, these artists alter skin coloring and texture, presenting images of faces, hands and full bodies that speak directly to the mutability of the natural world. Judy Chicago and Benny Merris situate the body as an empathetic alien in romantic desert and mountainous landscapes, while Braunig presents a video that morphs from classical portrait to cyborg. Striated patterned hands cup frozen lakes, fuchsia bodies walk amidst hallucinogenic smoke bombs, spirals and patterns overtake humanoid forms. Liberated from traditional forms, this work conjures the magic of shamanistic rituals, hallucinatory catharsis, and chameleonic body shifting.





Installation view of TRIOCEROS


Installation view of TRIOCEROS


Installation view of TRIOCEROS


Installation view of TRIOCEROS


Installation view of TRIOCEROS


Judy Chicago
Smoke Bodies from the Women and Smoke Series
1972
archival pigment print
24 x 24 inches
© Judy Chicago
Photo courtesy of Through the Flower Archives


Sascha Braunig
still from Glazed
2011
Video with Sound
1 min. 35 seconds
Dimensions variable


Benny Merris
An Other Another 42
2014
archival ink jet print
25 x 19 inches
Ed. 1/3 + 1AP


Sascha Braunig
Veined, Cuffed, Brained #2
2013
Oil on Canvas
14 x 11 inches


Benny Merris
An Other Another 41
2014
archival ink jet print
25 x 19 inches
Ed. 1/3 + 1AP


Judy Chicago, Immolation from the Women and Smoke Series, 1972
Flares, Performed with Faith Wilding in the California desert
© Judy Chicago Photo courtesy of Through the Flower Archives