Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Resa Blatman

Our latest show is based on a fantastic collection of children's verses, Some Queer Animals and Why. Somerville artist Resa Blatman contributed five pieces to the exhibition.

Her work features birds' fanning plumes, glassy-eyed fruit bats and voluptuous gatherings of grapes.

Building off the relationship between ornamental and realistic, Blatman is all about visual contrast. She creates tension between the decorative Victorian and the contemporary surrealist. Her forms contrast three-dimensionality and two-dimensionality.

The result is something wild and sensual.

Mounting heaps of fruit, organic shapes, and gold pebbled dots promote a sense of womanly abundance and potential.


Animals and decorative design plucked from another time arrive in new, mystical settings that are beautiful, and at times, dark contradictions.

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