Multi-layered hand-cut collages that have a three-dimensional quality by Dutch artist Handiedan. Her sculptural collages recall the burlesque genre, Parisian Belle Époque, and Post-War sexy imagery, but none of her models existed as they are composed of anatomical parts from different pre-existing images. Handiedan combines classic pin-ups and movie images using items such as paint, ink, sheet music, old fashioned playing cards, currencies, and her own cartoon drawings. Once the visual fragments are gathered, she comes up with a digital design on the computer and prints the elements, which are hand-cut and assembled with great care. The work is completed by her own drawings that mark the background and body parts of the pin ups.
On view at Jonathan Levine Gallery June 27–July 25.