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Slope artist explores her demons — by sculpting demons

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This art is devilishly good.

A Park Slope sculptor who welds creepy-cool creatures from hell will showcase her (un)heavenly art exhibition in DUMBO on Feb. 2.

Martha Walker — whose morbid Tim Burton-esque sculptures have appeared in episodes of “Gossip Girl” — will “explore personal demons” through her molten steel and copper statues at 111 Front Street Galleries.

“Sometimes it’s good to clean house psychologi­cally,” Walker said, adding that she made the artwork while going through a dark time in her life. “I allowed myself to express a lot fear in these pieces.”

The gray and jagged statues — some of which are seven feet tall — include pointy-toothed beasts, eerie rawboned ravens and scary sea monsters. Some took hundreds of hours to make by meticulously dripping hot steel onto large metal frames.

“Part of the attraction is that they’re not pretty,” she said. “People are looking for something a little edgy.”

From Demons to Daybreak [111 Front St., Gallery 256, between Washington and Adams streets in DUMBO, (718) 422-0555 ], Feb. 2, 6-8 pm. Free.

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at noneill@cnglocal.com or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 1:22 am, January 30, 2012
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