Visual Art

Cleavemark Dr.

A collaborative installation by Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer & Cheryl Wassenaar at the Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 2014. Text design by Wassenaar; objects by Schlaifer. Based on Schlaifer’s book of poems, Cleavemark. (BOAAT Press, 2016)

View a  video walk-through of the exhibit.

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Cleavemark Dr., text installation (“When the Eye Saw It Appeared”) + bedframe w/ egg-stained teacups + conduit. (Image courtesy of David Johnson)

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Cleavemark Dr., text installation (“Everything You Want to Know About Dishes”) + pickling salt-encrusted La-Z-Boy w/diorama. (Image courtesy of Jessica Baran)

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Cleavemark Dr., closet installation: soap-embedded wooden spools w/ golden thread and needles + custom embroidery.  (Image courtesy of David Johnson)

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Cleavemark Dr., three dioramas: wolf w/ forest chest, bare pines w/ blue glass grave, wolf girl; cast sugar boxes, clay, fur, glass, rose twigs.

 

 

Pickled Switchplates

Pickled Switchplates

 

 

 

 

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Cleavemark Dr., installation overview. (Image courtesy of David Johnson)

Cleavemark Dr., cabinet style installation: salvaged hi-fi + cast sugar cakes + “sugar cubes,” cast sugar blocks w/ object impressions (stamps, iron, juicer). Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer & Cheryl Wassenaar, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, fall 2014

Cleavemark Dr., cabinet style installation: salvaged hi-fi + cast sugar cakes + “sugar cubes,” cast sugar blocks w/ object impressions (stamps, iron, juicer).

Cleavemark Dr., sugar-coated installation: sugared basins w/ cast sugar bags + sugar-coated kitchenware + “sugar prints” (on floor): “THERE IS A CONTAINER ABOUT THE SIZE OF ME.” Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer & Cheryl Wassenaar, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, fall 2014

Cleavemark Dr., sugar-coated installation: sugared basins w/ cast sugar bags + sugar-coated kitchenware + “sugar prints” (on floor): “THERE IS A CONTAINER ABOUT THE SIZE OF ME.”

Cleavemark Dr., text installation (“Upwards”) + pickling salt-encrusted switch plate installation. Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer & Cheryl Wassenaar, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, fall 2014

Cleavemark Dr., text installation (“Upwards”) + pickling salt-encrusted switch plate installation.