This 5-vignette installation contains 10 slip cast and queered ceramic piggy banks and ready-made/found material. The pigs are Mcguffins, a stand-in for systems of power and domination. The vignettes consider the systematic and terrific horors capitalism produces. For example the piggy bank Innovation Eats the Bacon considers the innovation cycle of capitalism. Prepositions on Foreground and Background explores Nancy Fraser’s formulation of background and foreground conditions for capitalism – how un-commodified appropriation and extraction props up commodified exploitation and alienation. The pig works are playful yet violent, hold tensional contradictions in concept and representation/abstraction.
Did you choose the rules?
Ceramic, nails, pleather, pillow, sticks, plastic, fabric, rope
Prepositions on foreground and background
35” x 21” x 35”
Ceramic, mirror, rug, mini broom
Hi there Capitalist Realism
Ceramic, sheet metal, pie cutter, slip, matches, “in case of fire” hammer, rubber, lemon, lemon squeezer, shredded employment contracts, corner measurement device, binky, cardboard, cinder block
Boundaries function if…
Ceramic, plastic, glitter stars (50 large, 5 medium, 574 small), baseball
Innovation eats the bacon
8” x 24” x 36”
Ceramic, astroturf, wood picket fence, light bulb and lighting components