Pictured: Untitled (Cup 2), Athletic cups, latex tubing 2015
New York artist Michael Blake's work verges on the medical. His sculpture feels functional and ritualistic at the same time. But his trussed-up Lycra objects and foam urinal partitions both worship and poke fun at honored masculine constructs.
Blake is delightfully free of concern about the pervvy factor of his work: "The pieces function as surrogates for my living companions, a team whose members join forces and toy with and entice one another."
Stay tuned for a Hunter College Thesis Show in the spring.
Enjoy his talent and wit here: Instagram, Tumblr, MichaelBlake.co.
All photography in this portfolio: Jenna Westra