Blending Porn With Appliances

There’s a gritty aspect to the new exhibition at Goss-Michael Foundation, and it’s got my radical cheerleader pompoms all perked up. Linder got her start in the Manchester art scene in the late ’70s by bringing a rough-cut, DIY-lene to photo montages and performance art. A little bit Dada, a whole lot of rock ’n’ roll, Linder purees the obvious with the subversive, layering pages from pornography with crudely matched and layered abstractions from flower catalogs and home appliance magazines. It’s the female body as commodity and it’s the visual equivalent to the snap of an old vinyl record. There’s a highbrow zine aesthetic to Linder’s work, which is why the Buzzcocks honed in on her, using her art as the album sleeve for the band’s 1977 release Orgasm Addict. What you’ll see at today’s opening is a collection of newer works, including re-photographed material enclosed inside advertising light boxes. The entire show is ripped from the private collection of George Michael and Kenny Goss, so be a doll and don’t mess it up. Check it out during regular hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Friday or any Tuesday through Saturday until October 19. The Goss-Michael Foundation sits at 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. It’s free. Visit gossmichaelfoundation.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 19. Continues through Jan. 31, 2012
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Jamie Laughlin
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