Victor Hugo once said that, in contrast to the sublime, the grotesque is the richest material that nature can offer art. Iva Gueorguieva heeds Hugo's words, fashioning wall-sized paintings laden with thickly rendered, sickly hued detail. Gueorguieva's works embody the hybridized and occasionally terr
The Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander shares this laconic understanding of constant change. Her work is quietly transformative; and previous readings have focused on such themes as digestion and cultural cannibalism.
With a deft attention to materials, Neuenschwander develops a set of simple
Two big slabs -- the remains of a pair of skinned and gutted animals -- hang cheerily outside a local storefront on a sunny day. For folks who have never trained in butchery or worked as meatpackers, this sight will evoke at least some curiosity and perhaps downright disgust. The scene is particularl