Home Splice: Doorway, 2012
The Monterey Building’s domesticity evokes both intimacy and vulnerability. Doors, windows, cabinets and closets still peek from under the veneer of the gallery to reveal the house’s former lives. Visitors shyly squeeze by each other in hallways meant for families and friends, feeling like estranged guests to a house party whose host is long since gone. Exploring the space feels adventurous and forbidden, as if opening the wrong door could conjure up the house’s past, all its inhabitants suddenly forced to acknowledge the thin portal that divides viewer and viewed.
Home Splice: Basement
“Spelunker” by George Neal, performed by Little Grizzly, 2012
Home Splice layers scenes from my own home onto the space and its strata - sort of an offering to the house and its former residents by sharing the vulnerability and intimacy of receiving others into your domain.
Home Splice: Stairs, 2012
Home Splice: Bathroom
“Jonestown Kool-aid” by Jenn Gooch, 2012
BIO: artist who bears clear witness to the world we recognize but dare not know.
More information about Jenn can be found at www.jennifergooch.com