Jessica Gispert and Melike Kara at Komplot

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Artists: Jessica Gispert and Melike Kara

Exhibition title: Honey: Bread & Butter

Curated by: MÉLANGE, Cologne

Venue: Komplot, Brussels, Belgium

Date: July 15 – August 21, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Komplot

Jessica Gispert (b. 1984 in Miami; Düsseldorf) and Melike Kara (b. 1985 in Bensberg; Cologne) both refer to the body as subject ; They speak of seduction and meet each other in attrition. Originally, the idiom “bread and butter” relates to something providing livelihood, like your income on a regular basis, whereas this time it might speak of specific needs and greeds to be nourished. Jessica Gispert uses cloud-like construction foam reminiscent of whipped cream or body fat combined with body shaping under garments that are meant to constrain the body but also provide support, leaving it open when the process of ‘forming’ turns into deforming. Melike Kara’s site specific intervention joins the window of Komplot with traces of mythology. Through a layered composition the window becomes a hermetic display box.

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Jessica Gsipert, You’re the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016
Foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable

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Jessica Gsipert, You’re the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016
Foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable

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Jessica Gsipert, You’re the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016
Foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable

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Jessica Gsipert, You’re the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016
Foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable

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Jessica Gsipert, So Lege, 2016
bath salt crystals & acrylic medium on digital print , 84 x 119cm

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Melike Kara, Den Teppich Schütteln (zwei), 2016
oil and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm

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Melike Kara, Den Teppich Schütteln (zwei), 2016
oil and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm

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Melike Kara, Den Teppich Schütteln (zwei), 2016
oil and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm

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Melike Kara, Den Teppich Schütteln, 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil on glas, dimensions variable

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Melike Kara, Den Teppich Schütteln, 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil on glas, dimensions variable

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