the little baby show

Curated by Cecilia Salama

Jillian Mayer, Rachel Rossin, Flannery Silva, Cristine Brache, Loney Abrams + Johnny Stanish, Brian Kokoska, Heather Leigh McPherson, Marlene Frontera, Aria McManus + Raine Trainor

June 1-July 1, 2018

August 1939
by Isadora Reisner

you don’t want me to love you, but love you i will
i will do it because i cant help it i was raised by myself to do it this way
you are my little baby and i swaddle you in an old flag
you were born of a different mother but now i cradle you
you pull at my earrings and they jingle
it is deafening to me but no one else can hear it
the jingling and the pain in my lobes distracts me from what else i’m hearing and feeling
you want mamas pretty earrings you want to be like mama yooou wanna be all glitzy and big eared
i let you do this because i love you little baby and it keeps you close to my bosom
i wont let anyone hurt you except me, i’m gonna pierce your ears myself i’m gonna get you little baby sized earrings and they’re gonna be gold
then ill train you to pinch your little ears when people look at you you gotta cover up the holes i made for the gold to enter your body and you’re gonna keep those little earrings long enough to pass on to your little baby
then you’ll remember what mama did for you, even when they’ve taken all the rest, even when they’ve hidden all the gold in the worrrrrld away

This show explores contemporary motherhood in regards to possession, religion, domination, and cuteness. A portion of sales goes to the Trust Women Foundation in Wichita, Kansas.

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Cristine Brache   Painting of a collage my mother made (she cut Michelle Pfeiffer’s face out so she can be Catwoman),  2018 Oil on canvas 24 x 30 inches

Cristine Brache
Painting of a collage my mother made (she cut Michelle Pfeiffer’s face out so she can be Catwoman), 2018
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Brain Kokoska   Sunshine Baby (Booties),  2016  Oil on canvas 28 x 28 inches

Brain Kokoska
Sunshine Baby (Booties), 2016
Oil on canvas
28 x 28 inches

Brain Kokoska   Gymnastic Umbrella (Black Holes),  2016  Oil on canvas 30 x 26 inches

Brain Kokoska
Gymnastic Umbrella (Black Holes), 2016
Oil on canvas
30 x 26 inches

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Jillian Mayer   Climbing a Tree,  2014  Wood branch, four-color digital print on silk Dimensions variable

Jillian Mayer
Climbing a Tree, 2014
Wood branch, four-color digital print on silk
Dimensions variable

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Loney Abrams + Johnny Stanish   Chatelaine,  2018  Aqua resin, berglass 26.5 x 18 inches

Loney Abrams + Johnny Stanish
Chatelaine, 2018
Aqua resin, berglass
26.5 x 18 inches

Flannery Silva   December Dancerella,  2018  Vinyl mat, PVC pipe 85 x 35 x 41 inches

Flannery Silva
December Dancerella, 2018
Vinyl mat, PVC pipe
85 x 35 x 41 inches

Rachel Rossin   Gertrude,  2018  Watercolor, airbrush and gouache on duralar 85 x 35 x 41 inches

Rachel Rossin
Gertrude, 2018
Watercolor, airbrush and gouache on duralar
85 x 35 x 41 inches

Marlene Frontera   Landadora,  2016  Mixed media and acrylic on paper 30 x 44 inches

Marlene Frontera
Landadora, 2016
Mixed media and acrylic on paper
30 x 44 inches

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Heather Leigh McPherson   Semaphor,  2017  Drawing, inkjet transparency, fabric, dyed cast epoxy 24 x 26 inches

Heather Leigh McPherson
Semaphor, 2017
Drawing, inkjet transparency, fabric, dyed cast epoxy
24 x 26 inches

Aria Mcmanus + Raine Trainor   Slap Control,  2016  UV printed on aluminum, plastic, and birth control pills, Plexi case Accompanying promotional video shown on iPad 3 x 3 x 12 inches

Aria Mcmanus + Raine Trainor
Slap Control, 2016
UV printed on aluminum, plastic, and birth control pills, Plexi case
Accompanying promotional video shown on iPad
3 x 3 x 12 inches

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Brian Kokoska   Tea Party (Make A Deathwish),  2018  Wood, acrylic, plastic, metal, vintage teddy bear, glass, clay 46.5 x 44 x 26 inches

Brian Kokoska
Tea Party (Make A Deathwish), 2018
Wood, acrylic, plastic, metal, vintage teddy bear, glass, clay
46.5 x 44 x 26 inches