Exquisite Corpses at The Hardy Gallery

The opening reception for the Hardy Gallery’s latest exhibit, Exquisite Corpse: Head to Two & End to End, is scheduled for Sept. 4, 5:30 – 7 pm.

Featuring printmakers and works on paper, visual artists and poets will produce works based on the Surrealist concept know as The Exquisite Corpse – a “blind collaboration” where components of what will become a larger work are produced separately by participants, without being able to see what others have produced, before being displayed together. Renowned printmakers from Door County and around the state will produce sections of the human body to make “corpses” which will be available by silent auction to benefit the organization.

There are several collaborative and interactive components to this exhibit: the Head-To-Toe works are the full figures produced through a blind collaboration of 28 regional printmakers, including five artists from Door County; the End-To-End pieces line the walls with a continuous flow from one image to the next, produced by 25 Door County artists; and text is displayed of 19 Door County poets; each wrote the next line of the poem based only on the previous one provided. The exhibit is open from Sept. 4 – Oct. 13.

A large-scale steamroller print event, sponsored by Artists Guild, will take place at The Hardy Gallery on Sept. 5 & 6, 12 – 5 pm. The steamroller prints created will be large-scale versions of the exquisite corpses by the printmakers of Head-To-Toe works. This event is free and open to the public.

The Hardy Gallery is located on Anderson Dock in Ephraim. For more information, visit or call 920.854.2210.


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