vanessa german: THE BEAST, or Self Portrait
Carlene and Lee Banks Rotunda Gallery
About This Exhibition
vanessa german’s THE BEAST, or Self Portrait is deeply personal. The artist calls the sculpture a “physical self-portrait” — the first in her career — but also a “self-portrait of the soul, of the heart, a self-portrait of my own experience of being myself.”
Included in the exhibition is a short interview with the artist, recorded at the studios of Method Productions in Wichita, as she discusses THE BEAST, or Self Portrait.
vanessa german, THE BEAST, or Self Portrait, 2022. Ingredients for the Work: love, wood, fire, plaster, wood glue, glass beaded, bead trims, hand blown glass nipples, old coke bottles, hand blown glass egg/tear shapes, hope, hair grease, rage, sorrow, bitterness, obsessive thoughts, two wooden Children’s chairs, rage, ptsd, tears, black so-flat paint, tar, white and pink so-flat, wire, cloth, Astro turf, anxiety, two miracles, everyday there is grace, love. 78 3/4 x 42 x 30 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Kasmin. Photography by Diego Flores