WendyMayer

发布日期:2020-05-25   作者:亚洲杯外围   已浏览: 176次

Allsculpturerelatestothebodyofthepersonlookingatit:ittakesupthespaceofanotherhuman,drawingcomparisonsbetweenthetwo.InWendyMayer’swork,thecomparisonisanunnervingone.Theseuncannilyrealisticmannequinsneedtobeencounteredbystoopingorkneeling,sothattheviewerisreducedtoachild’sperspective,andit’sinthatengagementwiththeinfantpointofviewthatMayer’sworkacquiresitsstrangeforce.

亚洲杯外围Childrenwithunblinkingglasseyesandrosy,innocentcomplexionsstarebackasthoughexpectantofparentalattention;theirbodiesarelikehalf-completedtoys,theircrossedstitchesdemarcatingshoulders,necks,toes,hearts.Stitching,anditsassociationswithmending–whethertoys,clothes,orhumanbodies–isaleitmotifinMayer’swork.Afamily,gatheredaroundanarmchairasthoughpreparingtoposeforafamilyphoto,embraceeachotherawkwardly:themewlingbabyinthemother’slapbrandishesneedlesbigenoughtopokeitsparents’eyesout.

亚洲杯外围Mayerhassaidthatherwork‘playswithourperceptionofchildrenasinnocents’,andhersculpturaldioramasdrawparallelsbetweenchildhoodandviolence;there’sfearlurkingwithin.Mayer’shomagetoartistLouiseBourgeois–thequeenofthedisquietingfamilialdrama–takestheformofagiantballofdarkmaterial,studdedwithpins.Theartist’sheadpokesoutfromatopafeatheredcollar,smilingtoherselfasthoughdelightedwiththeunspoolingdisquietaroundher.TextbyBenStreet