Shart Show, 5/6/16 - 5/27/16
Lizzee Solomon and Christina Lee explore camp, kitsch, and the abject in "Shart Show" at Bunker Projects. Their multidisciplinary practices encompass illustration, zines, comics, paintings, posters, and sculpture. In "Shart Show," Solomon and Lee use fluorescent colors and bold patterns to explore the figure, bodily fluids, tropicalia, and fried eggs. They intend to make their viewers cringe and laugh until they pee their pants.
Lizzee Solomon's Biography:
"To me, beauty is looks you can never forget. A face should jolt, not soothe.” -John Waters
I make paintings, drawings, comics and mixed media sculpture. My subjects of choice are girls, food, and beefcake men. Monstrous characters help me channel anxiety and misperceptions of everyday life. My aesthetic is bendy, twisted, wrinkly, strained, stretched, lacerated, bloated, flexed. I distort and mess with the subjects in my work because I want to better understand people, and confront the magnificent, terrifying, world we live in today.
Christina Lee's Biography:
I'm an illustrator and designer who recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. I have also studied Illustration at University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Art and Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts. I'm influenced by kitsch, comics, and a bad sense of humor. In addition to drawing, I enjoy music, traveling, and Spam (the lunch meat). My work has been featured in i-D Magazine, The Fader, Complex, and NEXTPittsburgh.