erin smego

I make sculptures which function as a conceptual practice to assay and deconstruct gender expectations via fashion ready-mades. I utilize industrial construction materials (e.g. lumber, screws, staples) and ready-made wearables or tools (i.e. make-up brushes) navigating current fashion elements, encapsulating trendy culture into minimal, angular art objects and installations.

Deconstructing these ready-made materials ( make-up brushes, bodysuits, sports bras, leggings, make-up bags, etc.) hold inherent implications of the body, perception, and space. I gravitate toward unisex colors to complicate these concepts, questioning what our expectations entail to form sculptures that are both masculine and feminine and neither simultaneously.