Tuesday, November 27, 2007
opening on saturday
In her first one person show at artMovingProjects, Devon Dikeou shows the documentation of “Niney”, a child’s sweater made out of what she thought was lamb’s wool that she has gone to extreme lengths to keep in her immediate possession since childhood. Following in the tradition of Joseph Kosuth, John Baldessari, and Gorden Matta Clark, she uses photography and text to augment the significance of this article of clothing. Notions of fragility, safety, and comfort collide with feelings of fear, vulnerability, and voyeurism in the ongoing work that has seen earlier manifestations at Postmasters Gallery, and more recently at the Robin Rule Gallery. The installation will include photographs, documentation, and paintings that cite a written timeline both sincere and hilarious that builds to form an absurd narrative of intimacy and taboo.
Devon Dikeou is an artist who lives and works in New York. She is the editor/publisher of zingmagazine, currently in its 12th year.