JESSICA FORRESTAL

Artist in Residence Exhibition 

AUGUST 3-25, 2017

ARTIST STATEMENT

Banal objects drift unnoticeably in and out of American consumer culture. User manuals and deconstructed parts refer to the consumer ritual that promises functionality and life improvement. Mimicking the ways in which we encounter these objects, I construct large hand-drawn diagrams. Intensive labor and crafting is essential to my creative process as I challenge concepts of quality, disposability and time. Using this format of production, objects are reimagined and recontextualized as artworks that challenge the economy of the art object.

Curator: Jessica Kooiman Parker, gallery@firehouseart.org, 605.939.1008