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The artist Sarah Best creates astounding replicas of the female body, using it as a symbol that tracks the human desire for connection and intimacy; severed from the rest of the body, her sculpted hands and a cut-out collaged breasts take on a life of their own, worming their way up walls and pages and sometimes tracking blood in the process. The work, though sometimes gruesome, maintains a pulsating beauty; as if with clear intentions, her vital sculptures navigate space, dangling from hooks and exploring piles of cloth. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Jan 11, 2013
Hey, got any cool plans tonight? Even if you do, you should probably cancel, 'cause this is way cooler. Superchief Gallery is celebrating its move to the Lower East Side with a big ol’ opening party at its Clinton Street location. The flyers are boasting a bunch of DJ sets as well as a live performance by Respect. Even better, the long list of featured artists includes some super skilled ladies. Heather Benjamin, the author and illustrator of the comic Sad People Sex, has two pieces in the show. Read More
As the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games gets closer and closer--and the internet continues to buzz with anticipation--it seems like the perfect time to discover these incredible sports-themed collages by Berlin artist Jens Ullrich.
Ullrich seamlessly combines kinetic sports photos with black and white images of classical sculptures that are surprisingly energetic. Whether they have you jonesing to hit the gym the second you get off work or itching to reclaim your collaging-shears to cut up every old magazine in sight, Ullrich's images are certainly inspiring. Read More
Adapted from an old parlor game by the Surrealist artist movement in the 1920s, Exquisite Corpse is a method of collaborative image or word collection. The method, indicative of the movement’s purpose to express the real functioning of thought, features unusual juxtaposition and the element of surprise. Sort of like round-robin, but without the whole anarchy thing, a group gathers together and one person begins either drawing, collaging, or writing something, then hides part of it and passes it on to the next person to add to, continuing throughout the entire group. Read More