June 15 - August 31, 2002
Palmbach’s work explores the realm where our material world fails us and leaves us in uncertainty; where the promising meets the deceptive, the humorous meets the tragic, and the familiar becomes the unknown.
In Palmbach’s newest work, she has created commonplace objects from unexpected materials. One installation depicts apple cores of various sizes and shapes, carved from scrap wood. Their rough and splintery texture evokes a conflicted juxtaposition between hardship and labor, and easy consumption. In another work, Phone, she has made a telephone from a soft blanket; far from being a symbol of our well functioning world, this universal tool for communication withdraws in on itself.