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New work by Emily Culver

New work by Emily Culver

Emily Culver Set of Sensory Stimuli 3 of 3 2014 rubber acrylic 20.5 x 10.5 x .25

Emily Culver Set of Sensory Stimula 3 of 3 2  

Emily Culver Set of Sensory Stimuli 3 of 3 2014 rubber acrylic 20.5 x 10.5 x .25

 

Emily Culver headgear 2

 

Emily Culver Knismesis Headhead 2014 urethane leather rubber rigid photopolymer 6.5 x 4.25 x 1

 

Emily Culver Set of Sensory Stimuli, 2 of 3, 2013 wood wool brass 14.5 x 3 x 1.5

 

Emily Culver Ecchymosis Brooch 2

 

Emily Culver Ecchymosis Brooch 2014 wood plastic found object urethane paint 12 x 12 x 3

In December I featured a post of wearable works by Emily Culver and hinted at a new series of pieces she was in the process of producing that continued a focus on sensory interaction. Shedding the floral and organic aesthetic to focus on a more physiological side of the sensation, her new pieces are less sensuous, more anatomical. Not only that, they are far less gentle; rather than sweet, curious creature-like rings and brooches, these new pieces are more gear than jewelry. Bulked up, strapped on, and in the case of Ecchymosis Brooch, actually attached to the body--with effects on the skin from suction. These pieces draw on the relationship of pain and pleasure, and the connection between these sensations and our bodies, whether these sensations come from within or are imposed on them.

Visit Emily's freshly updated website at emily-culver.com for more work and info.

---Kate

 

Winter 2015 at Wriston Art Center Galleries

Winter 2015 at Wriston Art Center Galleries

One by: Jo Wilmot

One by: Jo Wilmot

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