Skin is one of those few concepts that are equally important in both physical and metaphysical ways. Not only is it the outermost layer of a human body, but it is also a medium merging the higher self of a person with the external world. Last week, Sugarlift, one of the most dynamic contemporary art galleries in New York, opened a new group exhibit titled “Give Me Some Skin.” This remarkable art show is dedicated to exploring the nature of skin.
Give Me Some Skin: a new remarkable group exhibit at Sugarlift
Sugarlift is a prominent art gallery and an online platform uniting talented contemporary artists and art collectors under one roof. Its mission is to help artists carve out their careers and enable art buyers to acquire high-quality fine art. “Give Me Some Skin” is Sugarlift’s new exhibition of highly aesthetic works by 25 artists, including Aleah Chapin, Erin Anderson, Hollis Dunlap, Amy Werntz, Bernardo Torrens, Christopher Herrera, and Michelle Doll, among others.
The group exhibit offers an overly intimate collection of artworks allowing the viewer to look at the concept of skin from different perspectives. Skin here is like canvas depicting lived experiences, good and bad. Stretch marks highlight resilience, tattoos chronicle milestones, and scars tell stories. Skin is what makes us humans, and it is what connects us and makes us alive, either through a warm hug or a cut of a knife.
To explore skin is to go beyond the ordinary perception and plunge into the world of bodily changes and visceral feelings. That is where the group exhibit “Give Me Some Skin” does a terrific job. If you happen to be in New York in the next several weeks, do not miss the opportunity to visit this remarkable art show.
The exhibition is on view at Sugarlift at 508 West 28th Street through May 21, 2021. Face masks are required at all times in the gallery.