Art & Design

This Exhibit Keeps Christmas X-Rated, As It Should Be

Art & Design

This Exhibit Keeps Christmas X-Rated, As It Should Be

'Wishing you fellatio, black leather & rainbows,' Paul Rizzo, 2016
'Lone,' Caroline Achaintre, 2015
'Ice Capades,' Christopher Chiapa, 2010
'Installation at 876,' Brock Enright, 2011
'The DRAMASTICS Holiday Alpine Concert Spectacular,' Nathan Carter, 2016
'Corner Stripes,' Nancy Shaver, 2015
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Christmas—the most wonderful time of year. Think reindeer, snowflakes and Santa. For artist Laurel Sparks, however, the holiday brings to mind something a little different.

Her new show, XXXmASS, turns Christmas on its head, featuring blowjobs, riot grrrl, aliens and metal—part Jack Skellington, part Ron Jeremy. Opening this Thursday at the Kate Werble Gallery in Manhattan, the exhibition will showcase sculptures, paintings and installations that bring out the rebellious Christmas spirit. With works by 22 artists, XXXmASS has all the makings of a Satanic Christmas miracle, from “nutcracker orgies” to “intersexed elves,” for everyone who didn’t even make the naughty list.

XXXmASS will run from Dec. 15 to Jan. 19, 2017. Check out some of the featured works, above.