Three New Kinsey Institute Gallery Shows
Beauty and the Beast: The Erotic Art of Ian Hornak
January 24 - April 4, 2014
Beauty and the Beast: The Erotic Art of Ian Hornak showcases a major gift of drawings and paintings from the estate of 20th century American artist Ian Hornak. Hornak (1944 - 2002) lived and worked in New York, where he was one of the founding artists of the Photorealist and the Hyperrealist movements. He is now recognized as one of the preeminent representational artists of his generation. Although best known for his landscapes, Hornak’s early work from the late 1960s often focused on the nude figure, at times combining human and animal anatomy.
January 24 - April 4, 2014
Flora presents a selection of photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures and books from the permanent collection that feature plant or landscape imagery.
Artists include Grace Benedict, Micah Beree, Jeff Crisman, JD Dragan, Leanne Ellis, Tim Forcade, Laura Hartford, Václav Jirásek, Hugh Jones, Dave Levingston, Carolyn Quan, Jennifer Ray, Janna Stern, Jordan Tate, Arthur Tress, Linda Troeller, and Sam Wang.
At right: Linda Adele Goodine, United States; Honey Dip, from the Seneca Honey Series, 2009; Color photograph printed on Polyflex photographic paper; 2010.96.1; Donated in 2010.
The Right to Read: Censorship and the Books of Grove Press
February 3 - 28, 2014
The Kinsey Institute was pleased to be included in “The Burroughs Century,” a 5-day festival in Bloomington from February 5 through 9, which examined and celebrated the legacy of William S. Burroughs, one of the principal figures of the Beat Generation and a ground-breaking American writer and artist.
The Right to Read examines the pivotal role that Grove Press, which published Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and many other controversial books, played in the censorship battles of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Kinsey Institute Library houses hundreds of books and serials issued by Grove Press, an independent publishing house in New York. Publisher Barney Rosset did not hesitate to challenge long-standing obscenity laws in his quest to bring some of the 19th and 20th century’s most intriguing literature to American readers. In addition to the work of Burroughs, Grove Press was the first to legally publish Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, as well as the works of Henry Miller, Jean Genet, and anonymous Victorian authors of erotic literature.
Save the Date! The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show opens May 16, 2014!
The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30 to 5 pm Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Admission is free. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.