Nika Nesgoda

When: 08/09/2018, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring thought-provoking photographs by Amagansett artist Nika Nesgoda, “Virgin” opens at The Spur in Southampton on Thursday, August 9. The show is presented by McNeill Art Group, and curated by Eve Gianni Corio in collaboration with Laura Eisman and Sylvia Hommert. The artist challenges the contemporary notion of iconography, identity, and religion.

Taking a cue from the Old Masters, many of whom were known to have employed prostitutes and other marginalized women as their models, Nesgoda playfully interprets art history and reimagines these Church-commissioned paintings. Nesgoda employs celebrated porn stars to portray the Virgin Mary. The models featured in Nesgoda’s images include adult entertainers Tera Patrick and Stormy Daniels. A closing reception will be held on Wednesday, August 29.