Eyelash Teratoma with Ham Slice, 2016, fabric, acrylic and watercolor paints, false eyelashes, wax, 3” x 1 1/4” x 3”
Minor Local Slumpage
opens April 28, 2017 at the Chicago Artists Coalition, with a reception from 6-9 pm, and remains on view through May 18th
Sculpture Tasting event on Saturday, May 13th, at 3:00pm information and RSVP
The forty fleshy specimens that comprise Minor Local Slumpage disgust, seduce, threaten and disarm. They range in size, some similar to sushi, others closer to a softball -- and reveal familiar materials like a shoulder pad, a piece of fake baloney, or hair pulled from a drain. Many of them have been disturbed; they appear skewered, sanded, sliced, disemboweled, or wrapped in rubber. If asked for their manifesto, these works might reply:
We are moist.
There are secrets.
Our bodies escape us.
We have hair.
We are tasty.
We may be faking it.
Light on too many sides!
We survived something terrible.
We can barely contain ourselves.
We don’t yet exist.