My objective in beginning this series was to, quite simply, deal with personal issues. I wanted to begin to dissect and make sense of my experiences through critical understanding of the different internal and external social pressures I was feeling. I did so by creating a series of life-size objects referencing and conflicting with both my own and other’s bodies in space. These objects in their scene have taken on a life of their own that places them in a dialogue beyond just my own experience, furthering to allow for other’s experiences to be reflected as well. The result was an immersive environment of a private scene in a public platform (in this case the Berman Museum of Art) that vies with a participant-viewer for their own space. I feel as though this ongoing process of dealing through art has been helpful for me and for many in my audiences as I visually and conceptually work through social constructs, hierarchies, and systems.
Peterson, Kyle, ""To Deal"" (2015). Art and Art History Honors Papers. 2.