A teenage girl is staring at herself in a mirror. She doesn’t like what she sees; fat, skinny, ugly, she looks like a monster. Maybe she should just take a step back and realize she’s not that monstrous.
Brooklyn-based sculptor Nina Levy makes body parts from oil-painted resin, clay, fiberglass, cast polyurethane and other materials. These dysmorphic family portraits created between 2004 and 2008, featuring herself and other family members including herself and her two sons, Archer, now 8 and Ansel, now 4, were included in a recent exhibition called ‘Related Forms’ at the Salamantina Gallery in New York.