'Hunger' uses the familiarity of the dinner table to isolate and augment
the subtext of small talk between intimate pairs. Two women sit
motionless, looking at each other from across a bare table. The women
are physically connected by a banded form; their arms are linked in a
single tube, as if they are wearing one piece of clothing. The knitted
band suggests warmth and coziness, but also becomes a shared
straitjacket, confining each to the unrelenting mirroring of the other.
this heightened visual metaphor, each woman has only a single sentence
to offer. One is desperate for attention and approval (“Is it good?”),
the other is withholding (“If I don’t say anything, it’s good”). Each
woman is therefore isolated in her proximity to the other. Exploring the
myriad relationships between two people: lovers, parent / child,
teacher / student, friends, colleagues, clerk / client, 'Hunger'
considers all the ways we cannot communicate, but long to connect.
Big Orbit Gallery | Buffalo, NY | May 2011 Microscope Gallery | Brooklyn, NY | June 2011