A DOLL'S HOUSE | TDP GALLERY
MARCH 21 - APRIL 27, 2019
A Doll’s House is a series of painted vignettes which capture the miniaturized preciousness of a dollhouse, its contents, and its inhabitants. These still-life arrangements redefine their roles and transform into uninhabitable interior spaces, implying an ominous dimension beyond the physicality of the objects and their settings. I draw on the familiarity of the set-ups I paint and create an authentic visual identity of genre scenes depicting domestic modernity. And yet, the images provoke the existence of an alternate, psychological reality beyond their immediate impression. By using these visual familiarities, I expose the implications of our societal structure, the confinements of domesticity and gender roles, and the iconography of childhood conditioning. These images are subtly terrifying as they expose the underbelly of our modern society’s expectations.