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Skin Deep by Jamie McCartney

Posted Apr 20 2012 12:05pm

An update from sculptor Jamie McCartney, which reminds me I really must go and pick up my labia cast while it’s still an affordable price ;-)

“As part of his latest exhibition at Hay Hill Gallery, artist Jamie McCartney presents a large-scale wall sculpture entitled The Great Wall of Vagina , which consists of an entire wall taken over by sculptural casts of female genitalia. The work may seem shocking but there is good reason: to attempt to counter the recent rise in cosmetic labial surgery.

The exhibition also includes the artist’s latest body of work entitled Physical Photography, which takes a similarly direct approach to the human form. Using a document scanner to photograph his models, he brings a close up and vivid realism to these life-sized portraits. The beautiful images are testament to what happens when you let an artist loose on a bit of technology.

Jamie’s eagerly awaited debut exhibition runs at the Hay Hill Gallery on London’s Cork Street from May 8th – 2nd June 2012″.

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