Work > INTENTS & PURPOSES [2017]

INTENTS & PURPOSES was a solo exhibition of sculpture, installation and video at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago in early 2017. Referencing the design and logic of a department store setting, the sculptural and time-based works in INTENTS & PURPOSES aim to playfully converse between tropes of market culture and political interventions, each with their own method of display. As Risa Puleo writes in the exhibition text: “How can the artist maintain radicality and enact anti-capitalist principles within the double bind of the commercial art world? Guided by this question, the objects, pictures, environments, and installations Zearfoss has created for INTENTS & PURPOSES insist on a place for political content within a market context.”

Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Chicago, Illinois, January-March of 2020.

A Wrapping & B Wrapping
Archival inkjet prints
20" x 16" Each
2017
A Wrapping
Archival inkjet print
20" x 16"
2017
B Wrapping
Archival inkjet print
20" x 16"
2017
Dynamite
Plastic, candles, twine
36" x 28" x 28"
2017
Dynamite [Detail]
Plastic, candles, twine
36" x 28" x 28"
2017
A Room of One's Own Making
Soap, wood, plastic, shea, bergamot, lavender
Dimensions variable
2017
A Room of One's Own Making [Detail]
Soap, wood, plastic, shea, bergamot, lavender
Dimensions variable
2017
A Room of One's Own Making [Detail]
Soap, wood, plastic, shea, bergamot, lavender
Dimensions variable
2017
A Room of One's Own Making [Detail]
Soap, wood, plastic, shea, bergamot, lavender
Dimensions variable
2017
Sculptural Object to Put a TV On #1-5 & Flat Screen #1-4 & The Butlers Did It
Plastic, wood, paint, monitor, digital video, sound
Dimensions variable
2017
Sculptural Object to Put a TV On #2-5 & Flat Screen #2-4 & The Butlers Did It
Plastic, wood, paint, monitor, digital video, sound
Dimensions variable
2017
Sculptural Object to Put a TV On #1 [Detail]
Plastic, paint
Dimensions variable
2017
Flat Screen #4
Wood, paint
20" x 26"
2017
Sculptural Object to Put a TV On #5 & The Butlers Did It
Plastic, paint, monitor, digital video, sound
Dimensions variable
2017
The Butlers Did It
Digital video, sound
5:29
2017
GLIST!
Video, sound
4:42 [Edited Documentation]
February 18, 2017