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Hardy Gallery Holds Surreal Exhibit

Featuring printmaking and works on paper; visual artists and poets blindly collaborating to produce works based on the surrealist concept known as The Exquisite Corpse. The artists’ individual components become a larger work in the end without being able to see what others have produced. Renowned printmakers from Door County and around the state produced sections of the human body to make “corpses” which will be available by silent auction to benefit the Hardy Gallery.

Regional printmakers were invited to participate in a portfolio exchange. There will be seven exquisite corpse figures comprised of four individual print sections per figure, for a total of 28 printmakers’ works exhibited.

In addition, Door County visual artists were invited to participate in the End-to-End component of Exquisite Corpse. For the End-To-End section of the exhibition, works done on paper in any media will be displayed end-to-end, with each artist assigned a template to follow so that their works met up coherently to produce a larger work or narrative. Artists were free to do whatever they wish as long as the specifications were met.

Lastly, poets from Door County followed similar parameters of Exquisite Corpse, creating poetry through a blind collaboration with their peers.

The exhibit is open from Sept. 4 – Oct. 13. The Hardy Gallery is located on Anderson Dock in Ephraim. For more information, visit thehardy.org or call 920.854.2210.

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