Daring, truly experimental and impressively made, Bauder's new sculptures fascinate through an immersion of organic form and artificial materials.

Bearing the imprint of the artist's process of dipping, pouring and stretching his primary material -- latex paint, these works suggest a certain intimacy and voluptuous strangeness. Surrealist, contemporary and playful, Bauder's art of the body seems to transverse world of the totemic, symbolic, suggestive, and at times, the simply mysterious.

Costume, science fiction, the profane, voluptuous sometimes explicit references to erogenous zones, there is a certain unadulterated voluptuousness to Bauder’s plastic models of desire. Works like the Strange Glove series showcase Bauder’s ability to completely modify found objects, evoking a completely alternative tactile sense of touch, and meaning.

Bauder chooses for his beautifully rendered creations –an armature that is always a recognizable object or part, and then covers these with skins or shells creating a protective barrier. This creates a dialogue between audience and the object, as the familiar and erotic juxtapositions seem to compel every viewer to reach out and touch the work no matter what this familiar or totemic object might be.

Of this remarkable sensibility Bauder notes:

"I think a lot about intimacy, I want to convey a deep understanding of object, space, or subject. The objects are paired and grouped together closely and often in unexpected ways to create this very sense of intimacy. Through this process I hope to achieve a certain warmth or familiarity without relinquishing the narrative of the taboo”.

- Dr. Laura Henkel

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 "Strange Glove", 2017 exhibition     
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 Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas, NV     
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 "Paint It Black"     
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 Orange Stars     
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 Sleeper     
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 Sleeper (detail)     
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 Sleeper (detail)     
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 Thug     
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 Sol     
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 Sol (detail)     
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 Pink Parts (1-4)     
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 Hide     
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 Strange Glove     
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 Strange Glove (above view)     
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 Old Dog     
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 Old Dog (detail)     
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 Old Dog (detail)     
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 Hidden Agenda     
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 Hidden Agenda (detail)     
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 "Pachow"     
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 "Pachow" (reverse)     
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 "Pachow" (detail)     
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 Stone     
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 Stone (detail)     
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 Stone (detail)     
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 Green Orbs     
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 Green Orbs (outie detail)     
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 Green Orbs (innie detail)     
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 Backlash     
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 Backlash (detail)