Artist Tessa Farmer Kills Tinkerbell

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Tessa Farmer's Little Savages (detail) (Fairy attempting to ovi posit in roof of fox's mouth) (2007). Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery

Tessa Farmer’s fairies are made of dead insects and live on twisted plant roots and animal carcasses — fairies that live on the wrong side of the track, more the playthings of a Guillermo del Toro Ofelia character than someone Peter Pan might hang around with. See four new macabre works at Spencer Brownstone Gallery through December 13.