For LUST FUCK BOY, his fourth solo show and first at THE STOREFRONT PROJECT, New York City-based street artist Mr.B presents works based on his School of Visual Art graduate thesis on white patriarchy and deconstructing traditional misogynist discourse.
LUST FUCK BOY launches on Thursday, September 22, 2016 with a reception from 6-9pm featuring a live performance by Marrshun and music by DJ Dusty Fingerz.
Incorporating mixed media and video, LUST FUCK BOY re-appropriates images culled from vintage Playboy magazines and other texts, examining the violence of mainstream sexual imagery and how the white imagination cultivates a fantasy of destruction of the female body.
Mr B's work is rooted in fashion photography and pin-up art — existing images which he scans, prints out, tear apart, and draws or paints atop in order to create a larger conversation around misogyny, media representation and the male gaze.
His unique re-appropriation of a woman's cleavage, torn from the pages of a random magazine, then scanned and wheat-pasted around New York City, became his signature tag, a defining image in a growing body of work that is increasingly collected, commented upon, showcased and shared in the Instagram age.
Mr B grew up on Governors Island south of Manhattan, a military brat of Afro-Peruvian and polish-Jewish descent who from an early age became enamored with metropolitan street life owing his close proximity and easy access to New York City. He studied photography and video in the Master's program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has shown his work at the Museum of Sex and 51 Orchard, among others.