Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

hirty-three Conduit Gallery artists participated in the drawing game Exquisite Corpse, made famous by Surrealist artists of the early 20th century. In the Exquisite Corpse, also known as Cadavre Exquis, participants play by taking turns drawing sections of a body on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution. The first player adds a head—then, without knowing what that head looks like, the next artist adds a torso, and so on. In this way, a strange, comical, often grotesque creature is born. Artists were grouped into three participants per drawing and collaborated to complete one drawing each for a total of 41 artworks that will be exhibited on the Conduit Gallery website and in the gallery, as well as sold as a fundraiser, with 100 percent of sales divided equally between Dallas based artist support fund, E.A.S.L and the Black Voters Matter Fund.

In addition to the thirty-three Conduit artists participating, each artist invited two artists of their choosing to create additional works. Those collaborations include: James Sullivan inviting Ryan Goolsby and Frances Bagley; Heyd Fontenot inviting Brian Scott and Erin Stafford; Susie Phillips inviting Dan Phillips and Jackie Dunn Smith; Annabel Daou inviting Nadia Ayari and Sarah Anderson; W. Tucker inviting Shawn Smith and Beili Liu; Ted Larsen inviting Ben Dallas and Amy Ellingson and Susan Barnett inviting Mary Vernon and Michael O'Keefe, among others.

Exquisite Corpse

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