Olly Olly Gallery, Fairfax VA.
Exhibit "Domestic Territories"
Curator: Sarah Irvine.
Northern Virginia Magazine article / link
For Jouet Guidant le Peuple, I used children’s toys as a form of demarcation in the gallery because this is how my son, Ian, defines his personal space in his room. For him, toys become a source of emancipation and a passage into a new persona that leads to independence, growth and new knowledge. In the context of the gallery, I am used the toys to claim space, but they are on the ceiling. This rethinks the concept of creating territory for an individual, and transforms the conversation into a discussion about mass consumption, the plastic material of the toys and consumerism.