May I Feel Said He

mayifeel“May I Feel Said He”
16 x 18 in.
Oil and ink on wood

May I Feel Said He by e. e. cummings

may i feel said he
(i’ll squeal said she
just once said he)
it’s fun said she

(may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he)
why not said she
(let’s go said he
not too far said she
what’s too far said he
where you are said she)

may i stay said he
(which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she

may i move said he
is it love said she)
if you’re willing said he
(but you’re killing said she
but it’s life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she

(tiptop said he
don’t stop said she
oh no said he)
go slow said she

(cccome? said he
ummm said she)
you’re divine! said he
(you are Mine said she)

1980461_10202785288285861_57543463_oFor exhibit entitled “The HEAT Show” (March 2014), a group show, in Sigwada Gallery.

Disrobing Desires and Naughty Provoking Thoughts
by Philip Paraan

“Sex sells!”, is an advertising mantra that has proven its hold on language of commercial experience. The objecthood of sex and intimacy—whether norm or as the objective itself has been teeming in porn/movies, in the pervy covers and centerfolds of FHM and Playboy and seen in the cult following of Abante’s Xerex as sources of cheap thrills, emotions and sexual thoughts.

Straddling between an orgasmic Freudian party and an intimate pillow talk, here is an art show that reveals a breakdown of the grammar of sex and how it is viewed in between and beyond private fantasies and erotic curiosities of men and women as sexual beings.

Welcome to a steaming and naughty romp on sex and sexuality put into forms, visual and tactile, pointing to bodily seductions and objects of desires. These artistic propositions are legible grids of thinking and introspection on the much tabooed topic of carnal pleasures and simultaneous desires of men and women, real and fictional.

Although, erotically charged and filled with sensual underpinnings, the show is a spectrum of necessarily permissive and intrusive views which identify and humanize the mechanics of animal desires and will to physical pleasures.
More than a peek at a sex circus, it engages a witty repartee, a flirting of an intellectually-connotated sex talk about behavioral roles, and sexual mores and influences of pop culture which throb and judder at each artwork.

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