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  • Lisa Lapinski, Little My Chair #3, 2017, wood, glue, found chair. Installation view.

    Lisa Lapinski, Little My Chair #3, 2017, wood, glue, found chair. Installation view.

    Lisa Lapinski

    Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin

    Lisa Lapinski’s nursery rhymes don’t even rhyme. Nevertheless, they capture many of the hallmarks of the genre—entropy, slapstick violence, sexual innuendo—carried along a stream of assonance and alliteration. Take the story of Miss Swiss. She’s a steamboat, and she’s piloted by Steve. Miss Swiss gets spooked and Steve gets splashed when another vessel comes too close. She runs aground, and a crew of men tie her down and repair the BIG HOLES IN HER SIDES. The men then come aboard and enjoy a feast of clams, and MISS SWISS IS GLAD. Typed out in a generic serif font and set in a tidy white frame,

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