Work Out

Libby Black
September 07 - October 19, 2007

For years Texas-based artist Libby Black has engaged in a simulacrum of the high-stakes world of fashion forgeries. Her copies are constructed with easily found materials with imperfections that lend a humour to her work. Work Out deepens the approach to seduction and branding. Made from paper, the life-sized installation is a mock socialite gym, with brands from Burberry to Chanel adorning the weights and punching bags. The hyper-branded gear in the installation allows the viewer to laugh at themselves and cravings for designer labels.

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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