Objectification by Pattie Chalmers

This work originated when I began grouping fabricated objects into arrangements resembling something like a cabinet of curiosity or a great aunt’s china hutch. The specific objects in these compositions give clues to a tangle of narrative possibilities, ultimately translating into stories that, for the viewer, can become simultaneously familiar and strange. Through purposeful shifts in scale, a rejection of naturalistic rendering and a disregard for the traditional hierarchy of value, I am able to coax new truths out of haphazard bonds.

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