Janice’s Toy Dog (Brooklyn, 1928) is a rendering of a stuffed dog belonging to generations of women in the artist’s family, beginning in Brooklyn in 1928. The object is set in a landscape of machination and storage technology – a loving expression of memory through digital fossilization. A synthetic creature, the sculptural rendering is not a reproduction, but a preservation of memory. Centering a fear of loss, its taxonomic language places the work between an object of study and play. Janice’s Toy could be seen as digital facsimile as much as an archaeological discovery.
Shown in “Bliss Montage” at NADA Foreland with Project Art Distribution, July 2023.
“SPEEDO INTERNATIONAL” at Parent Company Gallery, August 2023.