MASS Gallery presents "Rotten Little Fruits" opening reception
The dark, celebratory, and comical work of Christine Garvey and Bonnie Staley’s has a lot in common with the rotten little fruit - the outsider, problematic, misbehaving body. Both artists reference the history, anatomy, pains, and joys of the female body to create objects that operate in a space between traditional classifications of painting, drawing, and sculpture.
Claiming an otherness between these formal distinctions further enhances the works’ power and autonomy. The diminutive "little fruit" suggests that despite all of this, these recalcitrant objects are nothing to be concerned with. The work says otherwise - it radiates its defiance and demands a closer look.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 19.