Art That Sells Underpants

Janaina Tschäpe’s Melantropics–Veratrum Bulbosus (2006).Image courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Janaina Tschäpe’s contributions to Sikkema Jenkins’ summer group show, up at the gallery through August 17, struck us as particularly strange/interesting. Tschäpe transforms her models into colorful, imagined creatures — flora–meets–fauna–meets–Fruit of the Loom mascot. —Rachel Wolff