Saturday, August 22, 2009

Relish the Lick

Lindsay Stern showed a gorgeous selection of work at the Art Hospital on August 21st, 2009. The majority of the work was from her thesis show at the University of Michigan, where she has just received her MFA in Art as well as in Museum Studies. Her quiet and disquieting set of collages (Sexually Edible Collages or S.E.C.s) split the viewing experience into at very least a two act endeavor. 1. The Ten Foot Stare, judging the composition. 2. The One Foot Stare, realizing that the entire scene is created from finely manipulated photos of food. (when disembodied or removed from their context, it is difficult to find these hips of shiny ham, and guts and feet of cookie cake at all appetizing) 3. Deciding if you are repulsed or aroused, or an uncomfortable version of both. Thanks Lindsay for driving all the way from Ann Arbor for the opening!

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