Marina Abramovic and Ulay - Imponderabillia (1977)
Kathy Grove - The Other Series (1989-1992)
1.) After Man Ray
2.) After Kertész
In the late 1980s Grove, an artist who supports herself as a professional photo retoucher, began seamlessly altering images of famous works of art, using bleach, dyes, and airbrush to remove the female figure from each image and leaving the rest of the scene intact. Her cunning excisions mimic the process by which art historians, echoing the culture at large, have erased the achievements of actual women while enshrining Woman as a blank screen upon which the ideas and desires of both artist and viewer are projected. If photographs are presumed to represent the truth, Grove’s pictures remind us to ask: Whose truth?
Ellen Harvey - Nudist Museum Gift Shop (2012)
Paintings of items found by doing a search for “nude” on Ebay and eliminating all “art.” A gift shop of failed objects of desire. A companion installation for the Nudist Museum displaying the applied art rather than the fine arts of the museum itself.
Ellen Harvey - Venus vs. St. Sebastien (2010-2012)
Melanie Bonajo - Action
Michele Abeles - Number, Lycra, Man, Hand, Rock, M.L. (From the series Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: 2009-2011)
Michele Abeles - Red Rock Cigarettes, Body, Plywood, Fabric, Bottle (From the series Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: 2009-2011)