Bleed Pop-Up

Bleed Pop-Up

“Grab ‘em by the Balls” series of 44”x44” prints depicting Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, and Brett Kavanaugh. Done in the style of Warhol’s Mao prints, visitors threw tennis balls covered in red paint at these prints during the event.

“Grab ‘em by the Balls” series of 44”x44” prints depicting Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, and Brett Kavanaugh. Done in the style of Warhol’s Mao prints, visitors threw tennis balls covered in red paint at these prints during the event.

BLEED is the latest creative project by local artist/creative Shadna Aum (@bleedugly). Designed as a brand to support feminism and gender equality, Bleed is more than a simple pop-up. It’s a platform for art, experimental media, interactive exhibits, and conversation.

Inspired by the political climate surrounding women’s issues, Shadna wanted to lend his talent and voice to create something unique in Utah. His vision was to use familiar works of art that permeate our collective conscious and re-purpose them with messages and imagery that explore women’s rights and gender inequality.

The work in this inaugural show is based heavily on the work of Andy Warhol. As a pop-artist, Warhol knew how to treat the icons of our culture in ways that caused people to think and redefine what art is. His work has left an indelible mark on the world, making it some of the most recognizable art on the planet. It was only fitting to use the same processes to explore issues facing us today.

Other influences in this show include the photographic style of Herb Ritts, graphic design style of Barbara Kruger, and labeling style of Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE brand.

Visit https://bleed.ltd for updates on the next pop-up. Enjoy the galleries below for a taste of what was shown!

 
 

Phenomenal Women

A video installation of various women who were asked to sit in front of a camera alone for 3 minutes with the intention to allow any emotion(s) to come out in a safe space. This is set to the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou. The videos are inspired by Andy Warhol’s “Screen Tests”. The series is on-going.

 
 
 
 

TRUMPISMS

Donald Trump’s quotes regarding women throughout history. These are local women shot in the style of Herb Ritts with graphic text in the style of Barbara Kruger.

 
 
 
 

Women’s Condensed Rights

Illustrations in the style of Andy Warhol’s32 Campbell’s Soup Cans”. Redesigned the “Campbell’s Condensed Soup” logo to “Women’s Condensed Rights” to address issues facing women in a way that’s a bit easier to digest.

 
 
 
 

Women’s Condensed Rights

Taking the prints one step further, Shadna designed these labels and applied them to Cambell’s Tomato Soup cans. Eat them or display them, we love ‘em!

 
 
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