Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design
Jeff Squires
  • 11 february 2008

For his second solo show at this small Williamsburg gallery, Dodge has created several paintings, works on paper and a sculptural installation. The sculpture, Study for Intelligent Design, features cast silicone body parts, “discarded android appendages, including a face, hands and ear, that incorporate synthetic colorless hair and technological fragments for sub-dermal viscera. The innards revealed by the torn away silicone flesh are comprised of a range of mechanical and electronic parts that span technologies of the past 50 years including typewriter parts, both old and current computer components, wires and fiber optic filament.” Two of the paintings are based on the Playstation game Katamari Damacy. Dodge often explores the space between humanity and technology, a tension evident in his methodology, which combines traditional mediums and techniques with “computer-aided drafting and materials whose origins range from obsolete technologies to the most current.

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