Rub-A-Dub-Art: A Bathtime Collection
Curator: Grace-Yvette Gemmell
About The Collection
About Rub-A-Dub-Art: A Bathtime Collection
Do Ho Suh's full-scale reproduction Doorknob/Bathroom suggests a tempting invitation to enter a room normally kept behind closed doors, with the cheeky caveat that the room itself has been displaced and is therefore inaccessible. Rebecca Graham's Bathtime With Clara and the Domesticated Alligator wryly twists the often banal act of bathing into a less-than-ordinary ritual shared with an unorthodox tub mate. Sasha Douglas and Andrea Blanch's intimate photographs offer peephole vignettes of otherwise solitary grooming regimens, to which Rebekka Guí°leifsdóttir lends an air of tongue-in-cheek playfulness coupled with a sense of impending peril. Nick Haymes and Kelli Vance tantalize with open-ended bathing episodes set within undisclosed larger predicaments, while Jen DeNike's diluted bloodbath leaves little room for anything but sinister connotations.