On View

‘Dotty Attie: The Lone Ranger’ at P.P.O.W.

'The Lone Ranger' (2012–13) by Attie. (Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W.)

Dotty Attie paints the masks that can’t be pulled off. The found images she plays with simultaneously expose the sexual undercurrents of authoritarianism and social hierarchy and let out their air, resulting in an infinitely variable but strangely flattened libidinal vocabulary. Dominance is the subject, but which way is up? In a context of whips, chains, spanking and naked women, the Lone Ranger, posing in his white cowboy hat with black leather chinstrap next to his white horse in black leather bridle, looks weightless. Read More