Book launch for ’Say Yes’ at Storm Books & Candy, New York

Join us for a book launch and pop-up exhibition to celebrate the release of Say Yes, Joseph Desler Costa’s visually melodic and lyrical meditation on desire and visual seduction, inspired by the persuasions of mass media and consumer culture.   

Friday 23 February
18:00 - 21:00 EST

Storm Books & Candy
118 Norman Ave
New York, 11222

The exhibition will be open on Saturday 24th February 12:00-19:00 EST 

About Say Yes

 In Say Yes, Joseph Desler Costa folds commercialism inward while inviting viewers to consider how the aesthetics of visual advertising underlie contemporary life. Costa’s images form a part-critique and part-embrace of such promises, and the artist himself often mimics the slick visual rhetorics of commercial photographs in order not to sell products, but to engage with notions of selfhood, nostalgic fantasy, and the hunger pangs of desire that motivate the modern world. Say Yes defies the traditional photobook format and utilizes physical cut-outs to break holes through pages, subverting the authority of the solitary image and the influence it exerts over the viewer.

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