In The Land of Sugar and Grain


Untitled (Cream 1)
July 9, 2009, 4:15 am
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Untitled 1 (Cream 1). Cast plaster sculpture. Alexander Bandazian, 2008

Artists Statement:

This is the first piece in my Cream Series. This piece and the rest of the pieces in the series were made by filling condoms and various other rubberized and latex vessels with plaster and then manipulating the form of the plaster during the curing process. The resulting forms give off a glow of sensuality, as well a sense of foreboding and alienation. The details at the top in Untitled 1 especially, with their jagged, broken lines, contrast the soft, warm feel of the rest of the piece. The fact that this piece in particular with its round, feminine vocabulary, was taken from a cast of a condom– a rather obvious male phallic symbol– explores and questions the role of contemporary gender dynamics and the standardization of sexuality.

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