18 x 24 ea.
Modeled after the style of invention marketed on late-night television, Prototypes is part documentation for sculptures that no longer exist, part performative staging for the camera, and part commentary on advertisement photography’s often ignored aesthetic history. Prototypes is not strictly about the objects themselves, but how it is we encounter objects through pictures, how meaning is reliant on the style in which depiction is carried out. Each sculpture is a character in its own consumerist drama, complete with moody lighting, expressionistic gestures, and an elaborate set. All of these aspects work together through a sense of humor to question the interlocking relationships between photography, sculpture, commodification and desire.