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James Cohan gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition, The Big Id, featuring a diverse group of works by Janieta Eyre, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Rosa Loy, Kristin Oppenheim, Hiroshi Sugito, Erick Swenson and Francesca Woodman. This exhibition was curated by Elyse Goldberg.

The id, as defined by Sigmund Freud over a half century ago, is "the wholly unconscious domain of the mind." The artists selected for this exhibition have created works that explore a psychological terrain through personal iconography, thrusting the viewer into private worlds populated by alter egos.

Painters Trenton Doyle Hancock, Rosa Loy, and Hiroshi Sugito each have a distinctive set of symbolic personas that appear in their works. Janieta Eyre and Francesca Woodman incorporate themselves into their photographs depicting dark impulses and sexual tension. Erick Swenson's hybrid Edgar like his other works lays bare physical manifestations of emotional states. Kristin Oppenheim's sound piece becomes the disembodied voice that epitomizes the extremes of loneliness.

The show continues through March 24th.

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