The art of lust and life

By GREG COOK  |  April 9, 2013

Feminism and gay rights have critiqued that patrimony, redefining it as retrograde. Gyna Bootleg's High Rise Thighs and Dirty Underwear feels perhaps part of the revised tradition with its glam gas mask (is that a camera in its mouth?) and glittery spread mannequin legs. Between them is a square displaying a mousetrap, a rosary, cigarette butts, and broken wishbone. Also lots of dark curly hair. It seems like a totem celebrating contemporary female desire — and, with that mousetrap, also a warning to keep your hands to yourself.

In the context of our striving toward greater sexual equality, what's different in "Reverse Cowgirl" is the frank, playful embrace of hetero lust without any fig leaf of historical allusions or social analysis.

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