A toy gun and an old computer mouse sit on a shelf, their plastic shells encased in salmon-pink latex. At least that’s what one can assume they were before artist Chris Bauder transformed them into aesthetically glutinous pieces for his latest exhibit, Strange Glove.
The mouse, titled “Backlash,” now resembles a dominatrix’s whip, and the gun, named “Old Dog,” feels oddly sexual, too. Whether it’s the bright flesh-toned hues or the slimy sheen of stretched latex, these viscid sculptures explore the intimacy and familiarity in the erotic, taboo and unknown. > Read More