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Parts Unknown

Much of Swedish artist Eva Stenram‘s work begins with vintage photographs and archival material. Stenram digitally manipulates the images, and creates brand new images. Typically Stenram’s work includes elements of the human body, which makes her new show at a dance studio seem like a perfect marriage of exhibition venue and image content.

For her new show at Sioban Davies Dance, Stenram worked with curator Jane Won to produce a series inspired by and for dancers. The dance studio, founded in 1988 by choreographer Siobhan Davies CBE, is an “investigative arts organization” which provides studio space for dance ensembles, dance education and body conditioning.

In addition to the new work, “Private View” includes work from her ongoing series, “Parts” which “uses 1960s pin-up photographs as its source material,” the studio said in a statement about the work. “The pictures are digitally altered, obliterating most of the model and leaving only a leg intact. The resultant mood is macabre—the severed limb does not entice and the photograph’s original erotic effect is turned on its head.”

“Private View” opens at Sioban Davies Dance Studio this Thursday, January 15, with a reception for the artist from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibition runs through March 22, 2015. For more information, please contact the studio.

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