THE UNCANNY BY MICHAEL REEDY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Michael Reedy (previously featured here) works with elements of photorealistic anatomy in his drawings that are blended with pop surrealist fare, combining anatomically-precise figures with strange, bug-eyed monsters, Classicist cherubs or geometric designs arranged in the background. Reedy uses his penchant for photorealism to create bizarre and sometimes haunting juxtapositions; we see characters with their internal organs and bones exposed, adding an element of vulnerability to his work.

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In his most recent drawings he has revisited the timeless themes of life, death, and the human condition. This new interest in the expulsion and the fall of man has been paired with his prior leanings, which have long been rooted in fringe images of the body, medical illustration, ornamentation, dark comedy, and the uncanny.

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MEDICAL DATA BY BEVERLY FISHMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Beverly Fishman’s artistic practice comments on the state of mankind with respect to the ever-increasing amount of and dependence on technology in our daily lives. More specifically, her artwork examines how medical data is rapidly becoming an increasing part of our identity as it has the ability to define and confine us in many ways, such as manic depressive, menopausal, obese, diabetic or hypertensive.

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That data is not only used to describe our ills, or lack of wills, but also to prescribe and perpetuate our growing reliance on medications—ethical or otherwise—to make us look, feel and perform better.

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