Fresh Arts presents Dimpled, Twisted, and Buried opening reception
Dimpled, Twisted, and Buried features four artists whose work references the physical complexities and awkwardness that comes with living in a body. The artists point toward the mutability and uncertainty of inhabiting and maneuvering a physical form. Through painted self-portraiture, process-oriented sculpture, site-specific installation, and intimate photography, each artist examines the strangeness of the body from their own perspective.
These works consider the body as both necessity and limitation. Jade Abner's soft, flexible sculptures echo shriveled torsos or stretched-out hides of skin. Iva Kinnaird's installations and sculptures allude to injury and mortality. Evelyn Pustka's balmy images reference the anxieties and discomforts that stem from embodied existence. And Emily Whittemore's photographic painted self-portraits feature poses of herself sinisterly smiling, awkwardly twisting, and flagrantly flaunting.
The title is representative of the modifications that a body can experience over time, and directly names postures, gestures, and configurations that are visible in the works.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 4.