Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 3rd Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 3rd Floor; Right of Room 305

Life of Argo

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.37.1
Artist:
Alyssa VanderWeg
Credit:
GVSU Collections
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8.75 in Width: 13 in
Description:
mannequin standing in a kitchen standing behind a table next to a blue shirt on a chair, and a green shirt and pants hanging by the stove.
Historical Context:
“Family problems can transcend generations….my series puts this idea into practice in a narrative with an interesting cast of characters. The main character is a mannequin named Argo and the sets of clothing around him are his family members. Argo goes through a very human-like life in a series of photos in actual kitchens and living rooms that take the viewer through his childhood, young adulthood, and fatherhood before it all crumbles. The narrative is unique because it exploits the human tendency to project their own identity onto objects that look like people or are associated with them. In this way, viewers can put themselves in the shoes of Argo or his family members and connect with them emotionally and situationally regardless of who they are.” – Alyssa VanderWeg