Fruiting Bodies

Exhibition curated as Collin Pressler for Iceberg Projects, February 18, 2017 – March 18, 2017. Featuring work by Dana DeGiulio, Jo Hormuth, Cauleen Smith, and Vincent Tiley, accompanied by a catalogue with forward by the curator, and additional text by Jeremy Biles, Ph.D.

about the exhibition
The flowers is a simultaneously convenient and convoluted subject for art-making: symbolically fraught, historically burdened, at times frivolously aesthetic. Each of the four artists in this exhibition articulate a unique relationship to this motif – in proximity to the body, as a stand in for the body, as a frame for themes of sex and play, as the very image of life and death resembling each other.

catalogue page 1

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The full .pdf catalogue broadsheets can be downloaded here.

from left to right: Cauleen Smith, “Black and Blue Over You (After Bas Jan Ader)” Video (2016); Dana DeGiulio, “Pina Bausch,” Oil on canvas (2015); Dana DeGiulio, “You Were Early,” Oil on canvas (2015); Dana DeGiulio, “No Flag,” Oil on canvas (2016); Dana DeGiulio, “Hurl Us Down Something,” Oil on canvas (2016)

from left to right: Jo Hormuth, selection from “The Pansies,” Wood, felt and resin (1996); Jo Hormuth, selections from “Endgame,” Cast Hydrocal (1993); Vincent Tiley, “The Bees Know What To Do,” Video (2014) [ft. Hunter Reynolds, Joshua Patterson, Fred Attenborough, and Jasper Colorado]

from left to right [in the fore]: Dana DeGiulio, “Attendant,” Oil on canvas (2015); Jo Hormuth, selection from “Endgame,” Cast hydrocal (1993); Dana DeGiulio, “Belly,” Oil on canvas (2016)

from left to right: Dana DeGiulio, “You Were Early,” Oil on canvas (2015); Dana DeGiulio, “No Flag,” Oil on canvas (2016); Dana DeGiulio, “Hurl Us Down Something,” Oil on canvas (2016); Dana DeGiulio, [Untitled], Oil on canvas (2016[?]); Dana DeGiulio, “Family Photo (Mater)” Oil on canvas (2016)

Dana DeGiulio, “Pina Bausch,” Oil on canvas (2015) [Collection of Daniel S. Berger, MD (Chicago, IL)]

Jo Hormuth, selection from “The Pansies,” Wood, felt, and resin (1996)

Cauleen Smith, “Black and Blue Over You (After Bas Jan Ader)” Video (2016) [Still Frame]

Vincent Tiley, “The Bees Know What To Do,” Video (2014) [ft. Hunter Reynolds, Joshua Patterson, Fred Attenborough, and Jasper Colorado] [Still Frame]