SIMON EVANS ™
This American Dollhouse, 2023
Copperplate intaglio printed in graphite ink with silkscreen, chine collé, and hand-drawn and painted additions on paper
28 1/2 x 22 in. (72.4 x 55.9 cm)
Edition of 35 plus 5 artist's proofs
The new edition by Simon Evans™ entitled This American Dollhouse depicts the cross-section of the artists' Brooklyn apartment as part theater part real-life dollhouse. As one moves from the top floor to lower levels, the veneer of cleanliness and order progressively erodes. The single figure in this scene–simultaneously villainous and heroic–stands in the kitchen alone with arms outstretched, crying out expressively. While certain objects point to the artists specifically (artworks reproduced in their basement studio, the chess set in the living room), these spaces represent a universal experience: the daily and habitual patterns of life and domesticity, city living, and our fraught relationship with material belongings.
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