Opening Reception : October 25th at 7PM
Artist Talk : October 27th at 2PM
Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?
Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up? is a series of small, socially critical, figurative sculptures meant to interrogate identity. The sculptures are made from traditional soft toy-making materials: fabric, polyester stuffing, yard, and thread. In addition, the artist implements the use of photo transfer, acrylics, inks, and hand-made or found miniature accessories, such as tiny die-cast guns, t-shirts, arrows, and lingerie.
Jody MacDonald has been consumed with an eight-year deliberation on identity. This growing community of sculptures is the product. The sculptures’ identical human faces and doll-like appearance project an innocence and vulnerability. Their intimate scale and intricate detail invite the viewer in close, while the subject matter and unconventional anatomy disturb. The work questions what is expected, what is acceptable, and what is perceived as aberrant.