Archive for August, 2012
“Why is it that we find the cup so unappetizing? Could it have originated from survival tactics where we relate our proximity to another’s teeth as a threat of life, a reminder of predator and prey, poison and contamination?
Is this object then successful in its design to prevent gluttonous behavior should food and drink only be offered in the cup?”
The Halo 4 version of a Magnum pistol made entirely from legos by Eta-2 Actis
(via The Grind Haus)
OBJECTIFY THIS: Female anatomy dissected and displayed
- September 7th through September 29th
- Opening event September 7th, 6–10p.m. with burlesque performances by Vaudezilla
- Design Cloud Gallery, 118 N. Peoria St. 2N, Chicago, IL 60607
- Curated by Vanessa Ruiz, founder of Street Anatomy
CHICAGO, August 7, 2012—Street Anatomy is proud to present OBJECTIFY THIS—a group exhibition of paintings and illustrations featuring the underlying anatomy of the female body. The exhibition is influenced by the female anatomical work of famed Spanish illustrator and painter, Fernando Vicente. His paintings, along with 8 other artists, will be exhibited at Chicago’s Design Cloud Gallery from September 7 through September 29, 2012.
“Historically, female anatomy has been represented by medical illustrations predominantly as a variation of the male form in terms of reproductive organs and surface anatomy. There are a multitude of societal, cultural, and religious reasons that have established this ideal, in addition to the fine line between female anatomy and eroticism,” says Vanessa Ruiz, founder of Street Anatomy and curator of the exhibition. “This show will compel viewers to question the objectivity surrounding ‘female anatomy’ and define—or re-define—their own perceptions through the art, perspectives, literature, and live burlesque performances.”
The artwork will range from realistic representations of the female body in various states of anatomical undress to more stylized forms of anatomy.
“We are thrilled to exhibit OBJECTIFY THIS in September,” says Laura Elayne Miller, Artistic Director of Design Cloud Gallery. “Vanessa’s unique perspective on the role of anatomy in art and pop culture is unprecedented, while Street Anatomy—and the artists she champions—continue to challenge our ideas on the subject. Our goal is to host interdisciplinary gallery shows while showcasing extraordinary contemporary art, Ruiz’s show exemplifies this mission.”
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, September 7, 6–10 p.m. Design Cloud will host a public event to mark the opening of the exhibition. It will include anatomically themed food, music, and live female burlesque performances from the famed Chicago burlesque production company, Vaudezilla. Vanessa Ruiz, members of Street Anatomy, and artists in the show will be in attendance.
István Orosz is a Hungarian painter, printmaker, graphic designer and animated film director. He is known for his mathematically inspired works, impossible objects, optical illusions, double-meaning images and anamorphoses. The geometric art of István Orosz, with forced perspectives and optical illusions, has been compared to works by M. C. Escher
(via Ian Brooks)