Elementary - High School Sewn Paintings Early Performances The 1976 All American Glamour Kitty Pageant The 1976 All American Glamour Kitty Pageant Show Great Goddesses Along The Road
Terrorist Kitty and Erma Metal Reliefs Sculpture Installations 1984 NAME Show - Chicago Mid 80's 1989 Chicago Wall Frames Along The Road
Metal Drawings and Books Waterloo Art Center Exhibit Brochure Homeless Drawings 1986-91 Bemis 1993 Bed Shoe Home YWCA Windows 95 Wisdom Picture Pillow Story 1971-2007 Prints Along The Road
Blind in Portugal Blind in New York City Migration and Fatigue Workshift Slow Dip Steady Drip Metal Notes and Books 1979-2009 Homeless Notes Morton's Salt and a Semester at Sea Quality Chef BCISUC In the Studio Along the Road
BED SHOE HOME BED SHOE HOME WORKSHOPS Pathetic and Pitiful Kama Kama Corner (Un)Seen Work: Part 1 (Un)Seen Work: Part 2 (Un)Seen Work: Part 3 The Architecture of Migration Along The Road In the Studio
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Kama Kama Corner

Kama Kama Corner Installation, Olson Larsen Galleries, found images, embossed aluminum, Mikasa cast glass frames, pillows, 10ft x 12ft x 9ft, Des Moines, 2016.

In 1993, always in search of lost notes and found images, I spotted an odd little envelop in a Katmandu shop. It was full of hand-drawn Kama Sutra woodcuts. No sign of the artistís signature.

The same couple, in the same room, repeatedly attempts dozens of impossible postures. The simple line drawings are naÔve and awkward, the couple is ticklish, almost slap stick.

To paraphrase my friend Matt Freedman: The entire operation seems doomed to an endless spinning in search of the sublime. This is a kin to my own take on the human condition.

The cast glass Japanese Mikasa frames - usually given as wedding presents - reference the "kitsch" factor in marketing the "sublime" in American culture Ėa shiny, reflective, priceless, yet fragile, decorative beauty. I especially like those that look like hair swept up into a bow. I search them out on Ebay - where most wedding presents end up eventually.

Jane Gilmor


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