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Anna Solal, Infusion camomille 2018, colored pencil on paper, combs, children’s shoes, massage stick, metal rod, carpet, tulle, steering wheel protector, plastic supermarket box, Plexiglas, 37 x 18 1/8 x 3 1/8".

Anna Solal

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Anna Solal, Infusion camomille 2018, colored pencil on paper, combs, children’s shoes, massage stick, metal rod, carpet, tulle, steering wheel protector, plastic supermarket box, Plexiglas, 37 x 18 1/8 x 3 1/8".

La convalescence,” French artist Anna Solal’s first solo show in Paris, featured devotional objects made from dollar-store finds (plastic shoes, kitchen utensils, car-floor mats, combs, neck massagers, and hair clips) and broken electronics (cracked smartphone screens, parts of remote controls and keyboards) salvaged from repair shops. Using tulle and wire to ritualistically bind together these cheap sundries and various forms of electronic waste, Solal creates freestanding sculptures as well as elaborate frames for her drawings. The artist’s aesthetic appreciation for junky products results in appealing, seemingly lighthearted assemblages. Her intention with these works, however, is to help break unhealthy addictions and bad habits. Using traditional religious iconography to describe a widespread modern malaise, Solal’s artworks invoked miracle cures for profligate consumerism

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