Form Cannibalism at The Stable

Artists: Aline Bouvy, Joachim Coucke, Olga Fedorova, Indrikis Gelzis, Erin Jane Nelson, Anna Solal, Cleo Totti, Tom Volkaert

Exhibition title: Form Cannibalism

Venue: The Stable, Waregem, Belgium

Date: March 24 – April 30, 2017

Photography: Alexandra Colmenares, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and The Stable

The Stable is pleased to present Form Cannibalism, a groupshow featuring 8 emerging artists from Belgium, France, Latvia, Russia and USA.

In the recent book ‘Cannibalism: A perfectly natural history’ by American researcher Bill Schutt we can read that cannibalism is not that unusual as one would expect. Humans consumed each other for centuries and not only on some far away exotic island but also here in Europe. And the reason of doing so was not only overpopulation or starvation which makes it even more odd. But also in the natural world animals from every class eat each other. Bill Schutt sums up numerous of examples like sand tiger sharks or the banana slug. But let’s not go too deep into the history or the rituals of cannibalism as we don’t have any cruel intentions.

But there’s an interesting parralel between the artist and the cannibal. For sure there’s a necessity and an urgency. Artist go through the outter skin to get to the flesh and bones. Leaving nothing untouched to research their subjects for the work they’re making. For this specific groupshow the artists present works that reflect on the current state of the body. Some works will be more obvious while others will be more subtle. So one has to see through the skin again just like a cannibal to discover. So join us to digest the artworks from the exhibition and maybe there will be something on the grill…

Erin Jane Nelson, Blue-eyed Bleeder, 2017, Pigment on cotton, felted wool, upholstery tacks, hemp, plastic and debris

Erin Jane Nelson, Blue-eyed Bleeder, 2017, Pigment on cotton, felted wool, upholstery tacks, hemp, plastic and debris

Erin Jane Nelson, Blue-eyed Bleeder, 2017, Pigment on cotton, felted wool, upholstery tacks, hemp, plastic and debris

Tom Volkaert, Broken in 1 place (Hole Of The Fox), 2015, Concrete, pigment, silicone, epoxy and metal

Tom Volkaert, Broken in 1 place (Hole Of The Fox), 2015, Concrete, pigment, silicone, epoxy and metal

Olga Fedorova, Hotel room service, 2017, Lenticular print

Aline Bouvy, Sautoir, 2017, Jesmonite, fiberglass, natural wax, pigments and metal chains

Aline Bouvy, Sautoir, 2017, Jesmonite, fiberglass, natural wax, pigments and metal chains

Aline Bouvy, Baby girl, Oui-oui, Non-non, +/-, 2017, Jesmonite, fiberglass, natural wax, pigments and metal chains, Courtesy Galerie Albert Baronian

Aline Bouvy, Baby girl, Oui-oui, Non-non, +/-, 2017, Jesmonite, fiberglass, natural wax, pigments and metal chains, Courtesy Galerie Albert Baronian

Aline Bouvy, Baby girl, Oui-oui, Non-non, +/-, 2017, Jesmonite, fiberglass, natural wax, pigments and metal chains, Courtesy Galerie Albert Baronian

Aline Bouvy, Baby girl, Oui-oui, Non-non, +/-, 2017, Jesmonite, fiberglass, natural wax, pigments and metal chains, Courtesy Galerie Albert Baronian

Cleo Totti, My heart Linked To a Machine, 2017, Print on PVC, resin and aluminium

Cleo Totti, My heart Linked To a Machine, 2017, Print on PVC, resin and aluminium

Cleo Totti, My heart Linked To a Machine, 2017, Print on PVC, resin and aluminium

Cleo Totti, My heart Linked To a Machine, 2017, Print on PVC, resin and aluminium

Cleo Totti, My heart Linked To a Machine, 2017, Print on PVC, resin and aluminium

Cleo Totti, Hephaistos The Return, Demiourgos Caldera, 2017, Sculpture of a male body part, plaster, bergamot oil, concrete, pigments, wax and salt

Cleo Totti, Hephaistos The Return, Demiourgos Caldera, 2017, Sculpture of a male body part, plaster, bergamot oil, concrete, pigments, wax and salt

Cleo Totti, Hephaistos The Return, Demiourgos Caldera, 2017, Sculpture of a mail body part, plaster, bergamot oil, concrete, pigments, wax and salt

Tom Volkaert, Broken in 3 places, 2015, Concrete, pigment, silicone, stone and metal

Tom Volkaert, Broken in 3 places, 2015, Concrete, pigment, silicone, stone and metal

Tom Volkaert, Broken in 3 places, 2015, Concrete, pigment, silicone, stone and metal

Tom Volkaert, Broken in 3 places, 2015, Concrete, pigment, silicone, stone and metal

Tom Volkaert, Broken in 3 places, 2015, Concrete, pigment, silicone, stone and metal

Anna Solal, Drawings from the Gaga sitcom, 2015, Color pencil on paper

Anna Solal, Drawings from the Gaga sitcom, 2015, Color pencil on paper

Anna Solal, Drawings from the Gaga sitcom, 2015, Color pencil on paper

Indrikis Gelzis, Sky’s The Limit, 2017, Metal square tubes, textile

Indrikis Gelzis, Sky’s The Limit, 2017, Metal square tubes, textile

Indrikis Gelzis, Sky’s The Limit, 2017, Metal square tubes, textile

Joachim Coucke, Containing the future — Avatar, 2017, Mixed media

Joachim Coucke, Containing the future — Avatar, 2017, Mixed media

Joachim Coucke, Containing the future — Avatar, 2017, Mixed media

Cleo Totti, Aracna-Mother, 2017, Stone, found modified computer chair and resin

Cleo Totti, Aracna-Mother, 2017, Stone, found modified computer chair and resin

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