Athena Papadopoulos’ “Wolf Whistles” at Shoot the Lobster

Shoot the Lobster is pleased to present Wolf Whistles, an installation specifically conceived for and custom fitted to the Shoot the Lobster gallery space.


Using the form of the meat-locker/butcher shop as a point of departure Papadopoulos employs a wide range of over the counter materials to color, mark, bruise and stain her stuffed hanging sculptures. Among these materials are meat hooks slathered in her trademark concoction of resin-based glue mixed with self-tanner and synthetic wig clippings alongside taxidermy animal claws, hair dyes, Pepto Bismol, red wine, lipstick and nail polish- materials that are traditionally used dye the inside and/or outside of the human body/skin.


On the surface of the stuffed cushion-like sculptures are DIY image transfers, hand applied, cut out and recomposed through meticulous hand stitching. These images include everything from photographs taken from the artist’s personal archive and images of corpse flowers, worms, blown-up tattoos, images of decaying body parts to drawings of women inspired by characters from Papadopoulos’ personal history.


The sculptures are at once consumable but also all-consuming. They are supersaturated with the world of the artist, soaking these stimuli in they become transformed and stand in as surrogates for the artist herself.

Start Date

November 6, 2016

End Date

December 11, 2016


12:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Shoot the Lobster, 138 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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