Wednesday, March 04, 2009

RISD Biennial Faculty Exhibition

From my review of the “RISD Biennial Faculty Exhibition 2009” at the RISD Museum:
The RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street, Providence), offers work by more than 175 staffers in its "RISD Biennial Faculty Exhibition 2009" (through March 15). It's a giant art buffet, the sort of exhibit designed for sampling.

There are two stars of the show. One is Liz Collins's slinky, knit Sock Monkey Suit. In traditional sock monkey dolls, the red heels of the socks become the monkey's lips and butt. Collins's full-body suit uses the motif at the elbows, knees, and breasts. The result is a combustive mix of child's toy and sex fetish, which Collins plays up by displaying it on a curvy lady mannequin.

The other standout is George Jenne's Tenderfoot, a life-sized sculpture of a naughty child in a Boy Scout uniform…
Read the rest here.

“RISD Biennial Faculty Exhibition 2009,” RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St.,Providence, Feb. 19 to March 15, 2009.

Pictured: George Jenne, “Tenderfoot.”


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