Daily Dose Pick: Lara Schnitger

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A master at constructing provocative forms with fabric and sticks, Lara Schnitger shows that art can be a straightforward game, best played by the passionate.

The Dutch-born, Los Angeles-based artist studied in a variety of cultural capitals before making her mark with inventive fabric collages and cloth-covered stick sculptures that explore the erotic, combative nature of women at play. Whether expressing her quirky constructions in two or three dimensions, Schnitger’s metaphorical pieces take Amazonian ideals to new levels.

Visit Lara Schnitger’s gallery page, check out her current show at the Sculpture Center in New York, and watch a video discussion about the exhibition.

Click through below to view images of Schnitger’s work.

Lara Schnitger, Fun Bags, 2005, Cotton, Lycra, fur, wood, and pins, Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Lara Schnitger, Foursome, 2005, Fabric and wood, Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Lara Schnitger, Leave the World Outside, 2010, Installation at the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

Lara Schnitger, Double Happiness, 2007, Varnish and fabric on canvas, Courtesy Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin and Dresden

Lara Schnitger, Father sighed, Mother cried, into this terrible world I flyed, 2005, Lycra, fur, stuffing, eyelets, wood, and pins, Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Lara Schnitger, Miss Universe, 2008, Installation at Sonsbeek in Arnhem, The Netherlands

Lara Schnitger, Neuken in de Keuken, 2006, Fabric and wood, Courtesy Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin and Dresden

Lara Schnitger, Malle Machos, 2010, Installation at the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY

Lara Schnitger, Pearl, 2001, Fabric, wood and push pins, Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Lara Schnitger, Private Dancer, 2007, Installation view at the Arnhem Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem