Poetic realism, exploitation films, vintage erotica, pulp paperbacks, and French New Wave cinema. All of these currents of inspiration come together for Eros & After: Pleasure & Pain in the Early Films of Alain Robbe-Grillet, an electrically charged art exhibit featuring the works of Elizabeth Yoo.
On October 3rd, Holyrad Studio will be hosting a night of cultural mischief. Yoo’s paintings are the artist’s interpretation of scenes from the first four films of French filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, whose experimental, dreamlike work remains as unique, groundbreaking, and controversial today as it was in the 1960s. His movies introduced audiences to a world of sadomasochistic eroticism and disjointed narratives in which the most decadent of fantasies are indulged.
Join us on October 3rd at 7pm for an evening of refreshments. Watch the scenes from Robbe-Grillet’s films, make new friends, and meet the artist. Many of the paintings will be available for purchase.
Elizabeth Yoo, 27, is an artist and writer based here in New York. Yoo graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Cinema Studies. She is currently assisting Academy Award-nominated director Immy Humes on a documentary about Shirley Clarke. Her in-depth and passionate knowledge of cinematic and literary counterculture inspire all of her work.