Friday, April 13, 2012

Art Show of the Week: Ladies & Gentlemen

Ladies and Gentlemen, a one night only group exhibition organized by the beautiful go-getter Maria Jose Duran Steinman (Cote!) featuring the work of yours truly and a bunch of other amazing talented artists (many of whom are recent graduates of SVA MFA Fine Arts), will be taking place in a gorgeous loft in Tribeca this Saturday night, April 14th, 2012 from 6pm-10pm. If you are in the city, you should come check it out! If you are no where near the city, here are some sub par photographs of the two pieces I submitted for the exhibition.

Blood Bath, 2012, ink on paper, 8.5 x 11"

This one was inspired by the idea of a water birth; how blood, usually synonymous with violence and death, signifies life in this instance. The drawing I made with red ink on the other side of the paper bled through to create the image you see here. 

Growth, 2012, fingernails, plaster, wood, glue, stain shellac, 4"x 4"x 3"

Yes, these are all my own fingernails. And yes, it took me a long time to collect them all to make this piece. "Growth" can be a positive word for many --- to "grow" as a person means evolution, progress --- but a growth on your person is another thing entirely. Something one would have removed, reviled, discarded. I like the idea of this growth being turning into a trophy, perhaps. Like a horn. Or a relic. A disgusting little relic. 

- Cathleen

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