“The Origin of the World /\ The Force of the Source \/ The Cause of the Vigor” at Samson

“The Origin of the World /\ The Force of the Source \/ The Cause of the Vigor” is a three parts brilliant, two parts non sequitur (or maybe it’s the other way around) group show at Samson gallery.

The subject: “The vagina as base of creativity and joy.” In practice this means, Kirsten Stoltmann’s glittery deadpan self-portrait photo “I Know You,” a giant close up of an amethyst (purple quartz) stuck in her vagina (pictured below). It’s like staring into the Bermuda Triangle — swallowing you up with bedazzling, intimate anatomy, humor, and just plain dumbfounding weirdness.

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“The Origin of the World /\ The Force of the Source \/ The Cause of the Vigor,” Samson, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston :: Jan. 4 to March 30, 2013.


Pictured at top: Daniel Gordon. “July 8, 2010. 2010.” Chromogenic color print, 16 x 20″. Image courtesy the artist. © 2010 Daniel Gordon.

Kirsten Stoltmann’s “I Know You.”

Kelly Kleinschrodt’s “Triangulation (paternal object),” 2012.

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