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  FrΓ©dΓ©rique Morrel The French artist FrΓ©dΓ©rique Morrel was horrified to discover that when her grandmother died, all of her handicrafts were thrown away. Since then, she has been pursuing the idea of bringing her grandmother’s works back to life in order to revive the passion that was inherent in them. In the process, she has developed a completely new artistic concept that “ decycles ” unnoticed and unvalued pop artifacts, thus helping them make the transition to a new life cycle.  ** Thankfully, no animals were harmed in the making of  FrΓ©dΓ©rique Morrel’s art.  The horns and fur are real; the rest is a mix of taxidermy molds and vintage needlework.  While amusing and perhaps a bit shocking, the trophies that adorn the Seventh Floor are “tame” compared to some of FrΓ©dΓ©rique’s other work which include life size horses, deer, wild boar and even humans (which they call “ ghosts ”.)  If the artists’ goal is to “re-enchant” our world, then

A little bit of weirdness goes a long way πŸ¦†πŸ¦†πŸ¦†πŸ¦†


Life as a performance |  EVA & ADELE, the couple who for the past 30 years have comported themselves as a bald, heavily made-up, genderless living artwork from the future



Installation view of works by Oli Watt in  BTWXT #1 at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago (photo by Nathan Keay, courtesy Carrie Secrist Gallery)


Who knew that a duck could be fashioned from a drill battery, a toilet plunger, an orange sand bag, a broken wicker basket, a threadbare baseball cap, a lightbulb, a wooden crutch, an old remote control, a single Converse sneaker, a bunch of crumpled paper bags tied together, a rusty pair of pliers, a stack of flip flops, a dirty mop head, a plastic lighter, a bread roll, a garden hose, or a spray nozzle?


They’re made out of carved wood from downed trees, found objects, plus the occasional purchased part, like pewter feet bought from a specialty taxidermy shop.



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