Larissa Bates Has an Eye for Boys Wrestling and Men in Bear Suits


Larissa Bates’s silent video, in which boys wrestle and men in bear suits dance around like clowns, is like a more-fun version of Friday night’s debate. The video is on view as part of a bizarrely enchanting show featuring slightly gaudy, Renaissance-esque paintings and sculptures of half-naked fallen warriors and lederhosen-clad man-children. The only thing missing is a bikini-clad woman wielding a rifle. On view at Monya Rowe through October 18; click to watch.

Video: Larissa Bates’s Hustle and Muscle Séance (2008)
Courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery