The Decameron, Analogies by Pierre Vassura brings to the Amelia Douglas Gallery an abstract yet evocative take on human sexuality. Named after the infamous post-Black Death novella collection by Italian writer Giovanni Bocaccio, Vassura’s collection of 20 “analogical eroticographs” uses bold shapes and vibrant hues to portray lustful encounters in motion. These scenes range from innocently salacious to starkly immoral as they resurrect scandals from centuries gone by.
Attend the opening reception on May 19 for a first, intimate view of Vassura’s formalist works, followed by a talk by the artist himself. The exhibit will remain open from May 19 through August 23.