Jamie Zimchek is an artist who uses sculptural forms and everyday objects to explore the absurd in social constructs through experiment and play. Zimchek's work is at first disarmingly whimsical, an impression undermined by subtly sinister elements that feed on the unsettling fallacies and persistent fear inherent to domestic idealism, religion, conspiracy, and other types of dogmatic discourse. On a macro level, these concepts are part of a broader and often insidious apparatus, one that employs various strategies to reinforce power dynamics and precious narratives that in turn promulgate a very select “us” over an all-encompassing “them”. Zimchek’s deceptively playful imagery attempts to persistently poke little holes in the non-empirical belief balloons that perpetuate this discourse and populate these power systems.
M. Litte Productions, 2023