© Cheng-Yung Kuo 2010 All Rights Reserved
Lock the doors
Laura Davis, Jason Dunda
April 2-23, 2011
Look what the cat dragged in. Truth AND consequence. If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.
Laura Davis is playing domestic, but the comforts of home have turned on themselves. Embellishment generates tension and devastates traditional notions of appropriate beauty. Intension rules the day: there is no way to ignore the savvy design structure that supports her domestic agenda.
Jason Dunda intends his devastations too. Each dilapidated structure desperately slammed together is carefully, almost lovingly, rendered. What is it about the Law? Stockholm syndrome, atonement, or is he on the other side of the justice equations?
One begins to worry about neighboring either artist. Are these telltale signs of psychopathic violence? Both push hierarchy into unknown terrain. Each in her own way pushes us to encounter some pretty uncomfortable assumptions. We are left bewildered or bemused or maybe to act out ourselves.