American-born, Berlin-based artist Dorothy Iannone, now, at the age of seventy-five, will have her first solo show in a US institution at the New Museum. This long-overdue exhibition will feature Iannone's signature early work, made between 1965 and 1978, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, and a video box. Since the 1960s, Iannone has continued to portray the female sexual experience as one of transcendence, union and spirituality. Iannone works from the first-person perspective, charting her life and lovemaking onto wood, canvas, paper, and cloth, and through video and sound. Iannone's stylized, intricate, and colorful depictions of herself and her longtime lover Dieter Roth synthesize elements of Egyptian frescoes, Byzantine mosaics, and ancient fertility statues.
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