Rita Valley
Game Changer
2015

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About

Two unlikely areas of interest come together to create the works presented here. I explore contemporary verbal tropes and expressions of social dynamics while intentionally exploiting the politics of my intensively hand-made pieces.

First, I am preoccupied with politics, government and all things economic. These works specifically erupted from my almost manic fixation with the catchy jingoistic phrases that our "representatives" and various devious CEOs concoct. Words become stuck in my head- as is obviously intended- and then I am compelled to make an artwork, almost as an antidote. Specific words become mantras and lyrics and provide the thematics for my pieces. ("Sequestration" is quite the mouthful...) And all the while, I am cognizant of my own status as outsider. Pundits and experts are called upon to reflect on disparity and disequality, but as an artist I am certain that I make no where near the minimum wage.

Second, all of the works presented here are hand sewn. I realize I am my own sweatshop, literally laboring until my fingers bleed, sewing and wiring and beading my preposterous creations. Textiles and fabric have always played an important role in my work. I grew up with a mother who was an accomplished seamstress, and our attic was filled with fabric scraps and remnants. Early on I understood the potential of fabric for creating signs and banners and flags not to mention the references to "women's work". My work can be read as modern day "samplers", commemorating and mourning important passages in the life of our society. I am documenting the clawing our way back up from that apocryphal Fiscal Cliff. Additionally, I love the ability of pre-printed textiles to mimic painting, with the layering of colors and patterns and textures. Juxtaposing many fabrics allow for playful allusions- camouflage smacked up against nasty pussy pink Naugahyde; what could be better than that?

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. The construction and stitching in this fabric work are deliberately crudely finished to enhance the expressive quality in this work of art..
  • Dimensions
    49 in. H x 37 in. W x 8 in. D
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1722481212
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Located in Brooklyn, NY

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