The gory kind of consumerism
The floors at Gusford Gallery on Melrose glitter, and vitrines on black stands hold sculptures that are treated like, and even modeled after, high-end luxury items. But Swiss artist Andrea Hasler's takes on Marc Jacobs or Miu Miu bags are made of fatty, fleshy, dense layers of pink wax. "I have that bag," one woman told me at the opening, as we looked down at the globular form with drips that looked like sweat on its surface and a gold Louis Vuitton zipper embedded in it. 7016 Melrose Ave., West Hlywd.; through Aug. 10. (310) 600-7734, gusfordgallery.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 6. Continues through Aug. 10, 2013
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