ABOUT THE SPOOKY BOOBS
SPOOKY BOOBS uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. SPOOKY BOOBS was formed in 2014 around the goal of producing public artworks with a mission to halt the perpetuation of sexism in our culture. Situating themselves within the history of women’s arts activism, they draw attention to prevalent language that continues to foster resentment and disrespect towards women, initiate community interaction to support the sharing of experiences, and instigate progress towards the eradication of misogynist language from our collective vocabulary. SB’s work is manifested through art installations, performances, printed material, social media campaigns, and social interactions.
SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder.
Amy Cannestra recently wrote that her work reminds her of being 17 and breaking up with her first boyfriend in a local Burger King. She couldn’t help but laugh. She was not laughing at him, but more at the uncomfortable tension and awkwardness of the situation. Through video and sculptural installation, Cannestra creates uncomfortable situations and masks them with twisted humor and gore.
Amy is currently located in Stevens Point, WI. For more information, visit AmyCannestra.com.
J Myszka Lewis prods at the distinctions between what it means “to make” and “to build” and exposes the tension between the industrial and the individual. Using printmaking, sculpture, and fiber arts, she produces representations of bricks and access (manhole) covers, addressing conceptions of certainty, familiarity, stability, and labor.
Myszka is currently located in Madison, WI. For more information, visit MyszkaLewis.com.
Maggie Snyder is a conceptual artist and media producer. Her work is situated between play and violence, the sublime and the chaotic. She is interested in asking questions about the self, the Other and about abjection, and focuses on framing the process as a critical and necessary discourse for discovery.
Maggie is currently located in Madison, WI. For more information, visit maehymn.com.