Boys Don't Cry 2012
Baang + Burne Contemporary is proud to present Boys Don’t Cry, a three person show featuring the works of Joseph Cultice, Chris Jehly and Rich Tu. These three artists stemming from different disciplines, working in different mediums, come together in Boys Don’t Cry. Finding a pathway to express their desires, fears, and unanswerable questions poignantly through their work are what each artist has in common. By utilizing personal demons stuck within, each unfolds the inner workings of their psyche earnestly, explosively, sarcastically, violently and with hope.
Joseph Cultice is a photographer with a prestigious career of high gloss, superstars and cultural icons. He spends his days attempting to chip away at the façade to reveal a fraction of the real story underneath the persona, to construct the idea that “pop is personal.” Boys Don’t Cry includes luscious images from the series, The Garden, a photographic series that questions our contradicting desires for limitless debauchery and domestic bliss in equal measure. Our incongruous desires are rendered with David Lynch-esq surrealism into a messy domestic life interspersed with seemingly wild liberation. Is the nuclear family still a relevant dream for contemporary...