Claire Christerson in Artspace

If you're feeling like a freak in need of some tripped out camaraderie, look no further than the self-woven universe of New York-based multi-media artist Claire Christerson. Evocative of early film pioneer Georges Méliès, her surrealist, vaudevillian tableaus are charming and wonderfully imaginative. Shoddy after-effects animation turns Christerson's models into doll-like mannequins, D.I.Y. props and backdrops shimmer with glitter, face paint is liberally applied and voices are pitched to helium-inhaled highs. The resulting effect is that weird, cool, punk-ish attitude reminiscent of Ryan Trecartin but much sweeter and less net-arty. Christerson's work has been featured on Dazed Digital, I-D Magazine, Purple, Artnet and Vice. She has also shown at Miami Art Basel, New Museum and Image Gallery. Her upcoming show titled "Daisy Chain Heart Ecology" opens at the new Entrance (48 Ludlow Street) on September 9th. According to the press release, the show is set to be the artists "most comprehensive and personal exhibition to date."

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