Art In America

Ann Agee

at P.P.O.W,
535 West 22nd Street, third floor

Evincing the tactile pleasures of home life and material culture, the Brooklyn-based multimedia artist's "Domestic Translations" presents micro installations in celebration of interior decor. Two sets of hand-painted wallpaper hanging on opposite walls—one a colorful recreation of British Neo-Classical architect John Soane's parlor, the other a black-and-white depiction of Agee's parents' modernist Japanese living room—set a doubled stage. Accompanying the transportative backdrops is an array of intricate Rococo-esque porcelains and austere blocky towers. By juxtaposing styles linked with each traditional gender, Agee subverts the often-negative associations of femininity with decoration.

 

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