266 W 37th Street
New York, NY
(between 7th and 8th ave.)
Nearest Trains: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 Open Hours:
Sundays, April 23rd, April 30th, and May 6th, 12-6pm On view 24/7, through storefront window.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20th, 7-9pm
Lolita's PTSD explores how the psyche, the body, and culture shape each other. Drawing on the writings of Medieval female saints, self-help books, and feminist texts, Erin Hinz creates images of self-preservation and the longing for perfection. Set in domestic settings such as the bedroom or bathroom, her figures attempt to reconstruct themselves, but are ultimately incomplete, defective results, comprised of miscellaneous body parts. While Hinz's figures search for relief--engaged in ceremonial cleansing or beautification rituals, spells or prayers--their extreme states reveal the longing for vindication inherent in self-objectification.