WARNING: Some works in this exhibition contain graphic sexual imagery. Visitor discretion is advised.
Sex Drive presents contemporary artworks that address sexuality across a panoply of forms. Using photography, drawing, painting, video, sculpture, and installation, 22 artists bring their own pleasures and political dispositions to bear on identity and gender, romance and lust, religious and legal strictures, and private and public scandals. Sex Drive asks us to consider the conventions that govern sexuality, as well as its unruly power.
This exhibition has been developed in conjunction with Haverford College’s Humanities Seminar “Sex, State, and Society in the Early Modern World.”
Artists: Larry Jens Anderson, Ion Birch, Vertna Bradley, Claude Cahun, Michael Patterson-Carver, Lynn Cazabon, John Coplans, Patricia Cronin, Steve Gianakos, Leon Golub, Duncan Grant, Peter Hujar, Leigh Ledare, Anissa Mack, Melanie Manchot, Christopher Makos, Forest McMullin, Andres Serrano, Mira Schor, Clarissa Sligh, Nancy VanDevender, David Wojnarowicz
Lingering glances and sweaty palms. Unzipping your dress. Taking your pants off. You have your memories, I have mine. And the participating artists have theirs. For Sex Drive I have selected photographs, drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, and installations to shape a multi-voiced story about desire, power, and difference. More…
by Ellen Freeman ’11 and Patrick Phelan ’11
Over the past decade, the words “like” and “favorite” have been annexed. Although they are still used as signs of affection (”I like…” or “My favorite…”), they’re now commonly on the receiving end of clicks. More…
Have you seen any interesting erotic graffiti on campus or nearby? Any scribbles, scrawls, “for a good time call”s? Any penises, hearts, musings, or declarations of love recorded on bathroom walls, library carrels, the inside of your sock drawer, or any other space, public or private? More…
Monday - Friday • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday • 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.