Conduit Gallery presents "Exquisite Corpse"
Conduit Gallery will present "Exquisite Corpse," a new collaborative group exhibition fundraiser. Thirty-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.
The exhibit will start with an online preview, on August 12. A physical exhibition in the gallery will be available to view in person via timed reservations by appointment only, August 15-22. Online viewing will be available from August 12-22. In addition to viewing the works in the exhibition, a “Buy it Now” option will be available online.