Opening Reception: Thursday May 25, 7:30PM
Sharp and Numb presents a small sample of nearly a decade of Kelly Jazvac’s work with plastic refuse. The title points to the emotional extremes and bodily reactions we shift between when considering how plastic has reconfigured our relationship to objecthood, nature, and consumption. Taking discarded signage, plastics, and misprinted advertisements as her source material, Jazvac deconstructs and re-collages their original images and meanings to underscore their relationship to environmental violence/unchecked capitalism/imperialism/entitlement/colonialism/winner take all/bossiness/delusion/collusion/double speak/falsehood/general ridiculousness. Jazvac’s re-made forms evoke both the machines and bodies—not only human—that are implicated in these shards of evidence, while the resulting installation produces a broken diagram, or loop of entangled existences, aesthetics, agencies, and culpability.