WILLY SOMMA

CORPOREAL ATTACHMENTS | DDAY STUDIO

CORPOREAL ATTACHMENTS

Curated by WILLY SOMMA
DDAY GALLERY
60 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY
Jan 22 - Feb 22, 2021

If nothing, the times we are living in remind us of our connection to the corporeal, the physical containers of our animated selves. Alarmingly vulnerable, we walk around in these porous shapes, happily, perilously joined to the human organism as a whole. We are attached by breathe, by genetic codes, by bonds of love, lust, friendship, family, community, contempt even.

Corporeal Attachments is a group show that brings together artists that, in the abstract, reference our earth bound bodies. Posturing as paintings, much of the work is constructed from textiles; knit, sewn, embroidered, glued, cut, painted and dyed to create the whole. 

For a shop-able gallery of artist editions, wearables and smaller works in the show, go here

Leah Tacha

Sailor, 2017

Glazed porcelain with digital inkjet prints on acid-free foam core with acrylic paint

21 X 1 1/2 X 6 inches

$3,200

Leah Tacha

Sailor, 2017

Glazed porcelain with digital inkjet prints on acid-free foam core with acrylic paint

21 X 1 1/2 X 6 inches

$3,200

Melissa Dadourian

Coral Vessel, 2019

Ceramic, approx.1 ft X 8 inches

$1,500

Melissa Dadourian

Coral Vessel, 2019

Ceramic, approx.1 ft X 8 inches

$1,500

Amanda Browder

Mouth, 2009

Vintage fabric, polyfil, rope

5 ft 5 in X

Amanda Browder

Mouth, 2009

Vintage fabric, polyfil, rope

5 ft 5 in X

Tony Cox’s piece, shield-like and fabricated in fine needlepoint with blonde fringe cascading from the canvas, references the totemic. Melissa Dadourian’s fabric, paper and ceramic geometries are both architectural intrusions and screens, hiding and revealing a boundaried femininity. Amanda Browder’sinstallationis a literal manifestation of the body, a kaleidoscopic quilted mouth with fangs and adorned throne-chair while Liz Collins’s woven wall paintings drape the gallery in a flowing attire of electric hues.

If Tony’s work is totemic and Melissa’s a gendered architecture, Meg Lipke’s stuffed silk cushion-painting,soft and seductively human, is a meaty Venus casually hanging off the gallery wall in gorgeous yellow and orange hues, it’s creatural character provocative, powerful and protective.


Meg Lipke

Yellow Painting, 2020

Silk poly, acrylic paint, dye

6 X 4 feet

$18,000

Meg Lipke

Yellow Painting, 2020

Silk poly, acrylic paint, dye

6 X 4 feet

$18,000

Tony Cox

Memory Gongs,2017

Embroidery, fabric, poly stuffing, acrylic paint

2X4 feet

NFS

Tony Cox

Memory Gongs,2017

Embroidery, fabric, poly stuffing, acrylic paint

2X4 feet

NFS

Agnes Barley

Constructed Waves, 2020

Acrylic on paper

44X30 inches

$4,800 unframed, $950 + frame

Agnes Barley

Constructed Waves, 2020

Acrylic on paper

44X30 inches

$4,800 unframed, $950 + frame

Other works in the show formally defined as drawings, paintings and sculptures also project abstractions of embodiment. The brush marks in Agnes Barley’s textural paint strokes elicit a pause; the soprano holds a note, a wave curls and crashes, or more directly, a narrative emerges of the artist slowly dragging her brush across the paper. Michael Scott’s psychedelic circle paintings speak to our sense of sight, how color and form can affect our physical being. And in Katie Merz’s animated lines, the artist’s spirit is firmly reified on the paper in her curling configurations without end.

Katie Merz

Gouche on paper, 10X12, framed

$2,500

Katie Merz

Gouche on paper, 10X12, framed

$2,500

Beth Humphrey

Mutual Aid, 2020

Paper collage, 10X12 in, framed

$450

Beth Humphrey

Mutual Aid, 2020

Paper collage, 10X12 in, framed

$450

Melissa Dadourian

Pink Vessel, 2019

Ceramic, paint, approx.1 ft X 8 inches

$1,500

Melissa Dadourian

Pink Vessel, 2019

Ceramic, paint, approx.1 ft X 8 inches

$1,500

Michael Scott

Circle Paintings, 2020

Enamel on Aluminum Panel, 12x12 in

$6,500 each

Michael Scott

Circle Paintings, 2020

Enamel on Aluminum Panel, 12x12 in

$6,500 each

Amy Talluto

All Dark Things, 2020

Gouche, oil collage on paper, 13.5X10, framed

$900

Amy Talluto

All Dark Things, 2020

Gouche, oil collage on paper, 13.5X10, framed

$900

Amanda Browder

Chair, 2013

Wood and Vintage fabric, hand sewn, acrylic gloss paint

32 X 22 X 27 inches

$1,500

Amanda Browder

Chair, 2013

Wood and Vintage fabric, hand sewn, acrylic gloss paint

32 X 22 X 27 inches

$1,500

Leah Tacha

Shredder, 2017

Glazed porcelain with digital inkjet prints on acid-free foam core with acrylic paint

22 X 12 X 4 inches

$3,400

Leah Tacha

Shredder, 2017

Glazed porcelain with digital inkjet prints on acid-free foam core with acrylic paint

22 X 12 X 4 inches

$3,400

A humorous take on our mortal appendages, Beth Humphrey’s collages suggest extra thumbs, odd-shaped toes, a neon pink appendix. In a romantic mise en scène, Diane Dwyer’s airy brush strokes and diagonal lines are parts and pieces; hair blowing in the breeze, elbows and knees, a languid wave, while Amy Talluto’s graceful composites are a landscape of anatomy, all sinew and bone. Finally, in Leah Tacha’s mystical sculptures I see myself in caricature, decorated and dressed, ready for battle.

Diane Dwyer

Treasure Island

Acrylic and oil on canvas, wood, 16.5X17 inches

$1,200

Diane Dwyer

Treasure Island

Acrylic and oil on canvas, wood, 16.5X17 inches

$1,200

Amy Talluto

The Visitation, 2020

Gouche collage on paper, 10.25X10.75, framed

$900

Amy Talluto

The Visitation, 2020

Gouche collage on paper, 10.25X10.75, framed

$900

Agnes Barley

Constructed Waves, 2020

Acrylic on paper

44X30 inches

$4,800 unframed, $950 + frame

Agnes Barley

Constructed Waves, 2020

Acrylic on paper

44X30 inches

$4,800 unframed, $950 + frame

Katie Merz

Gouche on paper, 10X12, framed

$2,500

Katie Merz

Gouche on paper, 10X12, framed

$2,500

Michael Scott

Tree, 2020

Enamel on Aluminum, 16x16 in

$7,500

Michael Scott

Tree, 2020

Enamel on Aluminum, 16x16 in

$7,500

Beth Humphrey

Untitled, 2020

Paper collage, 12X12 in, framed

$500

Beth Humphrey

Untitled, 2020

Paper collage, 12X12 in, framed

$500

Melissa Dadourian

Flashe, 2020

Paper, fabric

24X23 inches

$2,300

Melissa Dadourian

Flashe, 2020

Paper, fabric

24X23 inches

$2,300

Diane Dwyer

Linen Square (half green)

Acrylic and oil on canvas, wood, 16.5X17 inches

$1,200

Diane Dwyer

Linen Square (half green)

Acrylic and oil on canvas, wood, 16.5X17 inches

$1,200

Beth Humphrey

Painted ceramic, 6X8 inches

$150

Beth Humphrey

Painted ceramic, 6X8 inches

$150

Michael Scott

Circle Paintings, 2020

Enamel on Aluminum Panel, 12x12 in

$6,500 each

Michael Scott

Circle Paintings, 2020

Enamel on Aluminum Panel, 12x12 in

$6,500 each

Liz Collins

Ball & Chain, 2015/2019

Acrylic, canvas, and rayon

36X24 inches, Circle canvas 16 inch diameter, yarn measures 56 inches from canvas to canvas

$7,000

Liz Collins

Ball & Chain, 2015/2019

Acrylic, canvas, and rayon

36X24 inches, Circle canvas 16 inch diameter, yarn measures 56 inches from canvas to canvas

$7,000

Diane Dwyer

Linen Cup

Acrylic on canvas, wood, 16.5X17 inches

$1,200

Diane Dwyer

Linen Cup

Acrylic on canvas, wood, 16.5X17 inches

$1,200

Leah Tacha

Polka Dot Vase, 2019

Ceramic with screen-printed underglaze and digital decals

161/2X81/4X 51/4 inches

$1,500

Leah Tacha

Polka Dot Vase, 2019

Ceramic with screen-printed underglaze and digital decals

161/2X81/4X 51/4 inches

$1,500

Amy Talluto

The Blue Heir, 2020

Gouche, oil collage on paper, 7X8, framed

$800

Amy Talluto

The Blue Heir, 2020

Gouche, oil collage on paper, 7X8, framed

$800

Melissa Dadourian

Red Vessel, 2019

Ceramic, approx.1 ft X 8 inches

$1,500

Melissa Dadourian

Red Vessel, 2019

Ceramic, approx.1 ft X 8 inches

$1,500

Diane Dwyer

Temple Sleep

Oil on linen, 14X18 inches

$1,600

Diane Dwyer

Temple Sleep

Oil on linen, 14X18 inches

$1,600

We are all bound, frequently enamored, by our attachment to the corporeal, whether our own bodies or those of our loves. What these artists bequeath to us in their works is the tactile materiality of that attachment in glorious form.

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