Hyperallergic - Art Review - October 10, 2017
Vaginal Davis, “Miyoshi Umeki” (2017), watercolor paper, nail varnish, glycerin, witch hazel, mascara, eyebrow pencil, Jean Nate perfume, Afro, Sheen hair conditioner, hair spray, pomade, 5.125 x 3.375 inches (all images courtesy Invisible-Exports)
Chimera was first used by the ancient Greeks to describe a mythological, multi-headed, fire-breathing monster. In modern genetics, a chimera exists when a single organism is composed of cells from different zygotes, often resulting in a living thing with both male and female sex organs. Something illusory, that which we can never quite grasp, is commonly referred to as a chimera.
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