Galerie Parisa Kind is pleased to announce „Live in Yours, Play in Ours“, an exhibition of new work by Hannah Levy — her first solo show in the gallery’s main space.
A silicone safety chain strung throughout the space, held up by cast „Venus Embrace“ razor holders—meters of pink bodily rope, pinched, stuck, and contorted by holders made for female clientele designed to mimic female anatomy—ties together a body of new works. These throbbing croissants, hairy poles, and masturbatory earbuds, traffic in a kind of confused erotics, poking fun at the grotesque experience that is having a body.
There is a stark punctuality in Levy’s use of materials, a slickness and play with space alongside a fling with branded body products: shiny metal tubing, silicone, and plastic, on the one hand, coupled with sand and hair, on the other, produce an undercurrent to the work that wants to simultaneously cleanse you and get you dirty. Marked by the artist’s synthesized contemporary understanding of self care, Levy’s lewd leanings, sterile fantasies, and comically hairy bikini lines craft a playfulness that provokes while it instructs.
Levy's new work comes to grips with its sexual inclinations, its desires, its wants and needs, its fetishes, how it wants it, and when, and from whom, and with whom, and where, and for how long.
Hannah Levy was born 1991 in New York and lives and works in Frankfurt/Main. She received her BFA at Cornell University, Ithaca/New York in 2013 and is currently studying at Städelschule Frankfurt. Past solo exhibitions include "Basic Essentials", Allen and Eldridge at James Fuentes Gallery (New York) and "Vegetative State," at Deuxième Bureau/Galerie Parisa Kind in 2014. Levy's work will be included in the group show "Parked Like Serious Oysters - Graduates of the Städelschule Frankfurt" which opens in October at Museum Für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt.