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Creature Features

Creature Features

Mouse, 2012 from the Morbidity & Mortality series © Jeanette May

Brooklyn-based photographer Jeanette May will be exhibiting works from her Morbidity & Mortality series in Creature Features, a two-person show with Jocelyn Chase‘s Defunct series. There will be a reception for Creature Feature during the New York Photo Festival, Wednesday, May 16th, 5–7pm, the exhibit will be on view through May 20th at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Responding to the recent popular fascination with depictions of crime scenes, forensics, and surgically altered bodies, Jeanette May and Jocelyn Chase create seductively creepy representations of the macabre. Their photographs of staged murders and dissected flesh call attention to our society’s obsession with mortality. Both artists masterfully instill subtle humor into each image, producing photographs that are simultaneously disturbing and whimsical.

—Text courtesy of A.I.R. Gallery

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