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GEOFFREY CHADSEY  /  YOU AND OTHER UNKNOWING SUBJECTS  /  November 13, 2008 – December 20, 2008  /

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Installation View, 2008

You, and Other Unknowing Subjects
thOpening Reception: Thursday, November 13th, 6-8pm
Chadsey’s characters and resulting tableaus are hybrids between stereotypically incongruent worlds: drunken college dudes, preening boys, parents, gay men, the anonymous morphed with celebrity culture, the cartoonish, the prurient and the vulnerable… “It's a drunk miscegenating queer world, filled with hostile effeminacy, macho posturing and preening, celebration, pleasure, and alienation-- a world that is born from a break in belonging.”
Chadsey is an excellent draftsman and his works are firmly situated in a long tradition of drawing and portraiture in art history. Works call to mind classical renaissance portraits and futurist painting, contemporary artists with whom his work has an affinity include Nan Golden, Elizabeth Peyton, and Wolfgang Tilmans.
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