Bleeding Hearts and Scavenged Parts is a group exhibition which explores the strange, fantastic, and unsettling art of the grotesque.
The grotesque has a long legacy in the chronicles of art history. The philosophical ideas of Plato and Plotinus on horror versus beauty in the classical era inspired a resurgence in grotesque drawing and painting during the Renaissance.
The artworks on display will include distorted forms, caricatured expressions, and misplaced body parts, with a spirit of mischief and wonder, invoking empathy and disgust and a bit of humor.
This show urges its visitors to question how they perceive, understand, and react to the body. What makes a body recognizable or unfamiliar; ugly or beautiful; strange or rational; normal or grotesque?
We will also be hosting an Oddities pop up in the main studio featuring Scavenged Parts Oddities & Antiques.
Angie Cornelius Angie Loptien Brad Cahill Christian Herbie Clarke Dustin Damiani Jaymes Fedor Jesus Correa Joseph Krutza Karl Jahnke Kate Mayo Laura Gomel Margaret McGraw Mic Steede Nikki Hollander Peter Swanson Sheridan McGuire Solvej Jordahl Sya Ryn