Eden is a mythical place, a utopia lost, an idea of nature corrupted by human fallibility. The exhibition Dead Eden examines sex, death, and violence against the conception of the edenic state, questioning whether it ever existed or if, in fact, nature contains a worm corrupting it from inside. At a time of political instability, nascent fascism, and environmental degradation, Thanatos and Eros loom darkly.

The group show features the following artists:
Ivana Bašić
Chris Dorland
Vivian Greven
Rachel Howard
Sanam Khatibi
Erica Mahinay
Jessie Makinson
Lionel Maunz
France-Lise McGurn
Ryan Mrozowski
Autumn Ramsey
Urara Tsuchiya
Jala Wahid

‘Dead Eden’
June 6 - August 3, 2018

Lyles & King
106 Forsyth Street at Broome, New York, NY 1002

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Installation view. Courtesy of Lyle & King.

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Rachel Howard: Controlled Violence (now wash your hands), 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.