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Josh Jalowiec

SMU, BFA 2019

Fair and Equal (The “Retired” Pieces: Boot, Iron, Thimble and Wheelbarrow)

Bronze 2019 20"w x 5"h x 7"d

Through a care for the handmade, I reflect on the use/abuse of artifacts, the invisible labor of the working class and the accumulation of time on the post-industrial landscape of my hometown. My work inhabits the patinas and rusts of a small town and the decaying surfaces of precarious industrial vessels. These pieces attempt to reflect, but are constantly failing, being “of” a place but no longer “in” a place. The problematic memory holds them in flux: a hand pump connected to a dry well, oil cans forever empty, a tire tread now just a flake of skin.

Josh Jalowiec - Fair and Equal (The “Retired” Pieces: Boot, Iron, Thimble and Wheelbarrow)

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