Act of Hospitality 14, brick, ceramic and found objects, 5” x 12.5”x 9.5”, 2021

Tiffany Pech - Weighs of Homemaking

  • March 8 - 17, 2022
  • In-person Reception and Artist Talk Thursday, March 17, at 6pm
  • Join us at the gallery!

Artist Statement

Weighs of Homemaking consists of found object sculptures, prints and digital photographs that subvert the rigidity associated with building materials by presenting them within a domestic context. Recontextualizing construction materials such as bricks, mortar, lumber, and plaster alongside personal found objects examines traditions of femininity, gender roles and domestic discontent. These spontaneous, unstable, impermanent, inedible, and soft iterations of building materials and household objects challenge the stability and practicality associated with the materials. This body of work offers a lightness to the tumult of homemaking by subverting the weight and labor inherent of domestic narratives. The tactility of rough and flaccid objects serves as a reclamation of labor and process-based work. My practice incorporates leftovers and detritus. Carving creates dust and rubble, which is collected to make paint with and for flocking relief prints. Rubble becomes components for new assemblages. A majority of the found objects are sourced from my home and emphasize the innate personalities of the objects that create the new sculptures.

Updated: May 30, 2023