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Trish Tillman
Trish Tillman juxtaposes diverse materials to evoke domestic ritual, fetish, and a modern tendency towards private totemic monuments. Industrial components fused with uncanny decorative elements like hair, leather, rope, and chains become unsettling talismans, transcending function to reflect material fetishism and idiosyncratic cultural references. Fabrics and cheap jewelry gain gravitas through minimal elegant compositions, while plumbing fixtures or bicycle racks are rendered unrecognizable. Tillman's sly echo of Minimalist sculptures mixes with Pop material and a Postmodern rejection of strict binaries of high/low, made/bought, and transformed/unadulterated.