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Art Share L.A. Presents: A Common Thread Performances
May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us May 13th from 6PM-9PM for Art Share L.A. Presents: A Common Thread performances!
Meat Market is a series of collaborative works between Los Angeles artists Katie Shanks and Stephanie Sherwood. Trained in traditional painting, their joint practice has travelled off the canvas into sculpture, immersive installation, fashion, and performance. The Meat Market collection took their mutual fascination with meat (academic and aesthetic as vegetarians) a little closer to the flesh. In our society, flesh is fetishized—whether the word refers to a cut of meat or a woman’s body. Meat Market began as an empowering series of wearable art objects taking the derogatory notion of a body as meat to consume, and transforming it into something beautiful, powerful and enigmatic. An excerpt from the larger performance piece of Meat Market—On the Cutting Board, Weaving Webs and Catching Flies features Shanks as a spinning spider and Sherwood as the stoic fly. Set to a recorded reading of contemporary feminist writer Rebecca Solnit’s essay Grandmother Spider (from the collection Men Explain Things to Me), it follows a thread of thought examining themes of female lineage and erasure, and the consumption and confinement of femme-read bodies by our society.
+ performance by Heidi Duckler Dance!