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Jeremy Brooks

Rockwellian Homobilia

“I make work through appropriating Norman Rockwell inspired collectibles and altering them through a variety of collage, decalcomania, and assemblage techniques. Altering and combining components from a diverse assortment of found collectables yields an opportunity to create other storylines that continue to operate within Norman Rockwell’s visual language.”

 

“While my alterations retain a distinct Rockwellian style, the narratives orchestrated through my revisions convey storylines that are divergent from their original source materials. My narratives are devised to subvert the heteronormative perspective of Norman Rockwell’s nostalgic and sentimental portrayal of American life. This subversion aims to communicate some semblance of a queer experience or Otherness through satire, exaggeration, double entendre, and sexual innuendo. My goal is to create work that contributes to the visibility and diverse perspectives within the LGBTQ+ community, while vocalizing my own marginalized identity and sensibilities as a gay man. Through my work I am inviting the viewer to consider a more diverse representation of gender and sexual identity within American life and consumer culture.”

The Spotter (Strongly Felt)

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

A Passing Interest (Forbidden Fruit)

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Hair Deceiver (with Counterclockwise Whorl)

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Crossed Legs

Year: 2023

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Anonymous

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Ejac-O-Lantern

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Catcher

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Size (Queensware)

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Asstray

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Footsie

Year: 2022

Medium: Ceramics (assisted readymade)

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I