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Artist Fay Ray Blasts Contents of Purse Into Outer Space

Fay Ray’s Thing Inside Myself:04 (2008).Courtesy of the artist and Smith-Stewart, New York

Fay Ray’s delectably gaudy collage of girl matter struck us as a work every young lady should paste inside her locker door as a reminder of all the essential contents of the lady handbag: diamond ring, French manicure, creepy tongue matter, mini-bottle of Jim Beam, and hot dog smeared in mustard. See other, far more lowbrow works in an exhibit titled “Peep Show” at Smith-Stewart, New York through June 8. —Emma Pearse