Tuesday, October 29, 2002
I went to several galleries in Chelsea this afternoon. I saw this photomontage artist I worship! She did that thing I like so much, mixing the grotesque with the girly, fairytales and porn, crude and slick. Her name is Marnie Weber and she's at the Fredericks Freiser Gallery, which must be a pretty small affair, as they are in some sort of basement. She made a very elaborate dollhouse, and took pictures of the interiors and then collaged gruesome fairy-tale sort narratives on to them, using photos of the faces of manequeins and photos of the bodies of little girls in dresses. Plus there were dancing bears, jewels, etc. It reminded me a bit of Kiki Smith's work around little Red Riding Hood, but not so carefully plotted in different media.