Domestic Disturbance

Domestic Disturbance brings together an intergenerational group of artists from across the United States and Europe, whose work addresses the difficulties of balancing public and private life. The parameters of work are changing rapidly in our time. The boundary between professional and personal time is no longer clear. Increasingly connected by ubiquitous technology, we are on the clock 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. For artists, these distinctions have long been blurred. Lived experience has been among the chief concerns of art in the late 20th century. This maxim of art-as-life takes on new dimensions when considered in light of the new telecommuter economy. Each of the artists in Domestic Disturbance employs strategies such as psychology, performance and humor to work that comments succinctly on the way we live today.

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA. October 7-31, 2009. Participating artists: David Bestué & Marc Vives, Abigail Feldman, Kara Hearn, Desirée Holman, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Emily McLeod, Sonya Rapoport, Stephanie Syjuco.

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Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, I'll Replace You, 2008. Digital video. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York, and Johansson Projects, Oakland.

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Jennifer & Kevin McCoy. Replacing You: At Work/At Dinner/At Home/In the Park/In Bed, 2009. Digital prints. Exterior 2: 20 x 42.5 in. Interior 3: 20 x 35 in. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York, and Johansson Projects, Oakland.

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Jennifer & Kevin McCoy. Replacing You: At Home, 2009. Digital C-print. 20 x 35 in. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery, New York, and Johansson Projects, Oakland.

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Abigail Feldman. The Habitation and Hibernation of Memory, 2008. C-prints.

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Abigail Feldman. The Habitation and Hibernation of Memory, 2008. C-print.

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David Bestué and Marc Vives. Actions at Home, 2005. Digital video. Courtesy of Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain.

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Kara Hearn, "One Thing After Another," 2007. Digital video.

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Installation view with artwork by Emily McLeod and Stephanie Syjuco.

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Emily McLeod. Night Houses, 2007. C-prints. Exterior 2: 40 x 30 in. Interior 3: 30 x 40 in.

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Stephanie Syjuco. The Village (Small Encampments), 2007-2009. C-prints and slide projector with timer, screen, and 80 slides.

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Desirée Holman. Reborn, 2009. 3-channel digital video. Courtesy of Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

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Sonya Rapoport. Kiva-Studio, 1978. Photographic transfer and color pencil on archival printouts. 110 x 120 in. Installed dimensions variable.

 

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