by Jen Graves
on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 10:34 AM
Every piece in Catherine Grisez's current show at Traver Gallery represents a wound still spilling, and the show is called Lick.
A "brooch" in one piece is affixed directly to the throat, and shaped like slit-open flesh, pouring out a sort of necklace of semi-precious stones. That piece is featured in a closeup photograph—you don't see the face. In other works, the subjects look at their wounds as if they're trying to figure them out.
Pain, jewelry, eroticism. And a little bit of the grotesque. Check it out through May 2.