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An exploration behind the veil of the underbelly of the world; displayed, uncensored, in smeared media and blurred lines. The Anxious Tomato is representing artists' most graphic representations of true-crime inspired artwork for our Second Annual Group Show. Here you can view various collections of work from around the nation that shows us just how cruel the world can be.

REVENGE 

by Courtney Stroup - Photography

Revenge - A Set of images depicting a classic horror-killer point of view. The masked villain you thought you had killed in the previous flick has returned for revenge.

The passage of time fascinates me- it's more of an obsession, really.

by Kayla Bickerton - Photography

My complete catalog is brimming with sincere snapshots of unanticipated, ephemeral moments in time, fully immersed in the candid splendor of the world unfolding, almost as if for me and myself alone. The finished imagery carries that loneliness with it; seeking the magic within the mundane has felt like an isolated experience much of my life.

 

The photographs in this brief collection are transient in nature, occurring in locations I've visited hundreds of times as scenes conveyed in a cinematic tone. It is human nature to navigate with curiosity, and these images leave space for the viewer's innate imagination to investigate their mysteries, thus transposing into a collaborative, connective experience. 

 

Where are the roads taking you? What sins have those hands committed? Who made the final phone call? And when we believe we are truly alone...are we really?

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The Great Basin Murders

by Lily Lee - Handmade Textiles

& Carrie Quinney - Photography

In this body of work I am handweaving burial shrouds to commemorate the victims of the Great Basin Murders. Using Fiberworks, a weaving software program I develop original weave patterns using data from each case including height, weight and age estimates as well as the date and GPS coordinates of when and where the victim was located. The density of the weaving communicates the postmortem interval. While this work is an attempt to broach the anonymity of unidentified human remains through devotional craft, the resulting woven panels remain visually austere illustrating the absence of information that characterizes many cold cases.

I am collaborating with Carrie Quinney who documents the woven shrouds at the sites where each victim was found, stylistically bridging crime scene documentation and landscape photography. These images position the shrouds as bodies, contextualizing the series in art historical movements considering violence against women from Renaissance and Baroque paintings to contemporary participatory art addressing social issues, all against the backdrop of the ever foreboding, mysterious and beautiful Western landscape. See the entire collection HERE

Photo Credit Bio:

Carrie Quinney was born in Moscow, Idaho. She earned a BFA in Visual Art, Photography Emphasis from Boise State University in 2002, and a MFA in Visual Art from Boise State University in 2018. A multimedia artist and photographer, Quinney has exhibited work regionally in the Northwest and currently lives and works in Boise, Idaho. Quinney is currently an adjunct professor and multimedia coordinator at Boise State University.

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The Night Watchman

by Sharon Styer - Digital Photography

For a few years I wandered the streets of Tacoma at night searching out interesting areas to photograph. I called this series The Night Watchman.

Carnival at the edge of town
Carnival at the Edge of Town
Collage

Sometimes, horrible things happen in beautiful places

by Jennifer Moore - Mixed Media

UNTITLED SERIES

by Aaron Krone - Oil Paintings

My goal is to create a portrait or a scene that includes the emotion and the mood of the person or location.  I want my image of a locale or individual to engage the viewer and give insight into the current environment or emotion being expressed. It is my hope that the art will suggest stories to the viewer about the image depicted.

 

I’m also fascinated with the idea of motion and emotion and how the two interrelate. The use of motion provides the idea that we are moving through time and not stagnate; we are ever changing. .  A unique beauty happens when a person is in the middle of a process or action.  In Photography, motion blurs are often seen as ruined or wasted images because the face is out of focus or distorted due to the action, but I enjoy the ambiguity of these happy accidents.

 

I’m influenced by a number of artists including Richard Diebenkorn who said, “Reality has to be digested, it has to be transmuted by paint.  It has to be given a twist of some kind.”  I consider this idea when I represent the people and scenes around me with visual images.

Deafening Silence

by Ashley Laufer - Digital Photography

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UNTITLED SERIES

by Paula Hoover - Mixed Media

None of the art can be purchased through this website.

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The Anxious Tomato holds no rights over images shown. All of the content was submitted by the artist, for this event only, and are the intellectual and creative property of the artist who submitted them.

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