Debra Broz’s new installation Creature Comfort features reconstructed ceramic figurines and found-object sculpture. For the past year, Broz has been collecting, compiling and altering discarded furniture, unloved stuffed animals, and unwanted ceramic tchotchkes to create an abnormal world where misfits are held in high regard and ordinary, disregarded things become curiosities with confused and mysterious origins. With humor and tenderness, Broz twists the world of consumer trash and turns it into an uncanny place that speaks to the psychology of object attachment, science fiction, kitsch, and the malleability of identity and truth.
Creature Comfort opens December 4, 2021 from 7-10 pm at Track 16 Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will be on view through January 15.