*sigh* Contemporary art viewers have forgotten how to read a bust as an art object; they are blind to our subtlety and variety.
Come on Spencer. Say ‘objectivize.’ Say ‘obfuscate.’
She wants to see his stringy black hole shake the diamond he hides up there. She wants to touch it.
Shake my hand. You get turned on.
Joy Mariama Smith’s body is not a stolen car.
Coils of wire wrapped with aggressive devotion…
the inner kingdom
But the intense and unseen labor that goes along with her work is lost amongst the ease of clicking a color mask in Photoshop.
These curiosities, labors of love, or trading cards for the elite, suggested I was more than entertainment.