Carolyn Swiszcz (American, born 1972), Kitchen Clock, 2003-4, Japanese paper collage with rubber stamp and acrylic paint. Gift of Steven Lang, 2023.86.

Domestic Idols

Domestic Idols

April 25, 2024 - September 29, 2024
Bell Family Decorative Arts Court
Free Exhibition

A colossal puppy, an abandoned tricycle, an unnaturally manicured lawn: are these the markers of a suburban idyll, or signs of a more complicated, even subversive, cultural narrative? The artists gathered in this space investigate the symbols of domestic perfection by changing our perspective on them, rendering them discomforting, strange, or even menacing. By disrupting the way we usually think about everyday objects and entities, these artists encourage our scrutiny of the economic and cultural systems that produce and uphold them.

Carolyn Swiszcz (American, born 1972), Kitchen Clock, 2003-4, Japanese paper collage with rubber stamp and acrylic paint. Gift of Steven Lang, 2023.86.