Dreamy Nomads, Baby
‘Dreamy Nomads, Baby’ investigates the malleability of memory against subjectivity. Slominski focuses upon benchmarks within a collective backdrop that hold consistent in varying memories, thereby emphasizing, via comparison, our memory distortions upon the past experience. Slominski is intrigued by our inability to accurately share a memory. She draws upon this singular navigation through the past via an exchange of text messages. This call and response, while endearing and familiar, falls out of sync with one another. The lack of comprehension opens a space of dislocation and longing.
The installation for Dimensions Variable incorporates light boxes, sculpture, and a wall installation of flocked screen-prints on paper. By examining the elements of our everyday landscape, Slominski aims to create an environment which is simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar.
Intrigued by pop culture and patterns found in design, Slominski’s multi-media practice is playful but also also rhythmic through it use of repetition. Her motivations are suggestive of interior design techniques for domestic, commercial and religious spaces: she evokes recognition of the viewer’s experiences, her mitigations then disrupt the presumption.
Lisa Slominski (b. 1981) is an American artist currently living and working London. She received her BA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA in Art Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London. Slominski has shown extensively in London, and internationally including Scotland, the United States and South Africa. Curatorial projects include ‘What’s Yours Is Mine’ with Roisin Byrne and Duncan Wooldridge, as well as, ‘The Bottom Line’ including work by Richard Ansett and Patrick Coyle. In 2011, she had a solo-show in London at Tenderpixel Gallery, and was recently featured in Issue 5 of Måg Magazine.