Lara Schnitger - Contemporary Artists

I Want Kids

I Want Kids The Saatchi Gallery
 

Lara Schnitger

I Want Kids

2005
stencil on plaid, cotton, fake fur, wood, zipper, pins

211 x 251 x 211 cm

Lara Schnitger’s fabric constructions sit uneasily as both sculpture and costume design; her figurative forms create grating parody caricatures of the most unsavoury types. I Want Kids lures with cuddly toy seduction, a goofy three legged monster decked out in Oshkosh B’Gosh plaid, its big hairy ‘slingshot’ dangling with Jolly Jumper enthusiasm. Outrageously perverse, Schnitger’s sculpture doesn’t downplay the morbidity of paedophilia, but rather questions the too-easy public perception of predators. In Brass Eye style, Schnitger addresses our darkest fears and taboos, using wry humour to expose a lurking reality.
 
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