Domestication / Domestikace
Gallery Mazhaus, Pardubice
February 13 - March 31, 2009
 
Exhibition intro in Czech (PDF)
Review Josef Vomacka - CT24.cz (Czech)
     
Installation view Installation view Installation view
Installation view
Gallery Mazhaus

Installation view
Gallery Mazhaus

Installation view
Gallery Mazhaus
     
OBJECTS
Embryos - Yellow Embryos - Red 2009 Embryos - Blue 2009
Embryos - Yellow, 2009
Fabric, 35 x 50 x 15 cm
Embryos - Red, 2009
Fabric, 35 x 50 x 15 cm
Embryos - Blue, 2009
Fabric, 35 x 50 x 15 cm
Plane - black 2000 Plane - white 2000 Toys - Airplane 2000
Black Airplane, 2000
Fabric, lead, paper, wax, 47 x 43 x 12 cm
White Airplane, 2000
Fabric, lead, paper, 57 x 49 x 14 cm
TOYS - Airplane, 2000
Fabric, paper, 63 x 57 x 12 cm
Toys - Airplane Toys - Doll Figure 2008
TOYS - Airplane, 2000
Fabric, paper, 67 x 42 x 29 cm
TOYS - Doll, 2000
Fabric, 65 x 26 x 17 cm
Figure, 2008
Ceramics, 90 x 40 x 40 cm
Installation THREE GRACES
     
Installation The Three Graces

The simple, curvaceous shape of the figures stems from bowling pins (in the Czech context, figures from Clovece Nezlob Se Czech Board Game). I always perceived them as 'feminine'; therefore I added breasts to the simplified and impersonal shapes. The scale of the figures approximating a small child and their pristine white color makes them approachable, vulnerable, innocent and submissive. The figures are simple but the material used to fabricate them has a special significance. They are fabricated from utilitarian porcelain that is used for making washbowls and lavatory bowls. This material directly relates to the physicality of human beings, very intimate, sometimes unpleasant and something that is usually not spoken about in polite circles. The material and simplifying shapes ridicule the ever prevalent "objectification" and uni-dimensional portrayal of women.
     
     
DRAWINGS
   
Indian Series Indian Series
Indian Series #2 - Black
Ink on paper, 22" x 30"
Indian Series #3 - Yellow
Ink on paper, 22" x 30"
Indian Series Indian Series
Indian Series #1
Ink on paper, 22" x 30"
Indian Series #4
Ink on paper, 22" x 30"
     
     
INVITATION CARD
Invitation card
The exhibition deals with my constant physical shifting and moving between cultures and environments. With each new relocation comes new process of domestication. Each culture is suspicious of the previous one and in reality terms such as civilized, uncivilized, developed, undeveloped, poor and rich are, during the process of relocation, loosing their context and their sustainability.
The objects displayed in the exhibition map few phases of my past several relocations. The objects include ceramic sculptures, soft fabric objects, drawings, comics and poster. The exhibition is part of the ongoing series Finishing / Beginning.

     
     
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