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Tatum Gentry: Cranbrook Academy of Art. Selected Graduate 2019

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Published: 28.08.2019
Tatum Gentry. Piece: Expert from Expert of a Bathroom, 2019. Brass, aluminium, powder coating, plexiglass, yarn, plastic o-ring, ball chain, silicone, ceramic tile.. 91.4 x 76.2 x 30.5 cm. Photo by: Carlson Productions. From series: Expert of a Bathroom. Necklace and objects.. Tatum Gentry
Piece: Expert from Expert of a Bathroom, 2019
Brass, aluminium, powder coating, plexiglass, yarn, plastic o-ring, ball chain, silicone, ceramic tile.
91.4 x 76.2 x 30.5 cm
Photo by: Carlson Productions
From series: Expert of a Bathroom
Necklace and objects.

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Intro
Tatum challenges the so-called good taste, I do not know if you could call it camp but for sure it has that certain camp sensibility.
Everything she makes underlines a thing we might know but now are forced to stare at while lying on the bathroom floor in a morning-after setting.
Grown up in a pink/turquoise bedroom with unicorns, she feels not obliged to follow the unwritten rules of the contemporary jewelry field. It is not the typical work inspired by the human body, it rather evokes the body to have very bodily reactions.
It is nicely disgustingly untrendy and therefore always just a step aside of what we have learned to like and appreciate, that is what I appreciate about it.
/ Iris Eichenberg