Thumbs Tied


Scavengers, 2019

The Lofts Gallery & Studios, San Pedro, CA

Scavengers Installation, 2019

61" Dia., Gloves, magnets, black canvas

 "Tanner works in the medium of the mass-produced and equally mass-discarded. Her objects are tied to the everyday necessities of cleanliness (rubber gloves), warmth (wool gloves) and comfort (leggings) that can amass the most waste in their global popularity. They are also alluringly tied to the human figure in a way that speaks to caution signs posted by road crossings and railways. She often chooses the colors of caution, black and yellow, as if cautioning the viewer to take into account their own bodies in space."

© J. Renee Tanner 2020