This series of sculptures is an assault on material and drawing. Using malleable materials, I use ideas of drawing as a physical attack on the object, viewing truncation as gesture within the realm of abstraction and creating a personal painting vernacular. The work is then preserved at various stages of weakness.
They Grow Up So Fast
These seven paintings are the initial pieces of a larger body of work examining American car culture. Toy cars are darkly adult toys to me in the way that squirt guns and boom bags are; sure, they are relatively safe and designed for kids, but there is something inherently morbid about them. Cars are a modern necessity in this vast, spread out world for so many but for many Americans, they are simply "toys".
Toy cars have been a staple in the American toy box arguably since the 1950s, a period where the American car market soared and resources were plenty. Our car culture, revolving around road trips and expensive cars, is entering into a new era of climate change and all that comes with it; ever rising gas prices, the ecological consequences of decades of excess C02 caused by vehicle emissions in our atmosphere, and search for renewable, sustainable energies brings me to think of the toy car as a living relic - will kids play with toy cars in the future? Will they even live on earth??
Jessica Dean Camp
This series of photographs are a part of a greater series dealing with memory, entitled ‘22’. My memories are a force simultaneously supporting and trapping me. I cycle through them, reforming them, creating new meanings, constructing myths and straying from reality. With my camera I dive back and forth in real time and the past, taking pictures from both. Straddling the line between actuality and fabrication, the works takes on the distance between the two.