exhibitions > Hands And Teeth 2014

Initial Gallery

March 27 - April 5 2014

Photographs examining modeled hands and teeth explore disassembled body parts as tools and symbols: both devices of communication, survival and weaponry. Using wood, plastics and plaster, Blandy narrates a dialogue between the hard and soft tissues of the body by creating sculptural pieces of hands and teeth then photographing these pieces in specific arrangements. The images contrast the precise and orderly with the contortioned and malleable interplay between hard and soft structure of the hands, teeth and mouth. Observing the empirical and conjectural presentations of the hand and mouth describe the complex relationship of body and individual. The striking aesthetic of the photography has an aseptic glamour that is unique and compelling; demonstrating the precision of the sculptor and the artist's ability to communicate across media.