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Archive > Gareth Ernst, Home Porn is the Best Porn

18 - 31 2014

Sponsored by the Yarra Social Hub and the Victorian AIDS Council.

Using charcoal, water colour crayon and the model’s semen and urine, the exhibition entitled ‘Home porn is the best Porn’ speaks about contemporary aspects of carnality, sexuality, the excitation and satiation of desire, alchemy and drawing. In one of the works there is the figure of a mouse in combination with the young male form. The mouse highlights the fleeting delicacy of physical contact. Drawing manifests dual tensions. Making manifest the competing desires to capture the objectivity of line, form and gesture and to be a participant in the fleshly experience. The drawings are snapshots of the relationship of artist and model- playfulness, passion, satiation, excitement, masculinity, sex and adoration. The drawings grab the adoring gaze. Home porn is the best porn is a celebration of the triumph of fucking in the face of death.