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Harry Dodge, Pure Shit, 2017 sock, urethane resin, A-clamp, Plexiglas, aluminum, pine dowel, 41 × 31 × 7".

Harry Dodge, Pure Shit, 2017 sock, urethane resin, A-clamp, Plexiglas, aluminum, pine dowel, 41 × 31 × 7".

Harry Dodge

JOAN

Harry Dodge’s recent works might well be the love children of the machine age and the digital revolution; his exhibition at the nonprofit space JOAN, “Works of Love,” comprised twelve new sculptures seemingly generated via intertechnological commingling, or perhaps through the tinkering of some ham inventor. Objects such as Pure Shit Hotdog Cake and Black Transparency (The Cloud Polis draws revenue from the cognitive capital of its Users), both 2017, looked like homespun satellites, teetering structures of wood, aluminum, resin, and other found hardware (Black Transparency even counts a “rocket ship vent” among its materials). I am a Strange Loop, 2017, one of the most impressive works in the show, was an imposing, vehicle-like structure lacquered in glossy magenta paint, outfitted with antennae-like handlebars (or handlebar-like antennae?) and a sheet of polished wood (an analog flat

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