Capricious 88 opened Changelings last week.The new exhibition of Shoplifter’s work incorporates the natural flotsam and jetsam of her environment and features store bought materials she’s collected over time to investigate our desire to appropriate objects. Her gathered materials transmute their origin and become completely altered being.
Operating within the liminal space of hoarding and collecting, Shoplifter seeks to challenge the idea of possession and crack open the makings of our daily lives to expose an alternate universe of “emergent animals, fragmentary limbs, random bursts of color and hair, and fleshy sculpture.” Changelings deconstructs the collector’s mentality of preservation by taking bits of decontextualized consumables.
01/11 to 02/14
88 Eldridge Street, 5th FL
New York, NY 10002