You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (installation)
2019
painted wood, canvas, steel, 4 channel video
installation

Installed as part of the MASS MoCA exhibition 'Suffering From Realness' curated by Denise Markonish, photo credit: David Dashiell

You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (installation)
2019
painted wood, canvas, steel, 4 channel video
installation


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (installation)
2019
painted wood, canvas, steel, 4 channel video
installation


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (installation)
2019
painted canvas
installation


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make
2019
4 channel video
10:00
You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
2019
4 channel video
10:00


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
2019
4 channel video
10:00


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
4 channel video
10:00

Installed as part of the MASS MoCA exhibition 'Suffering From Realness' curated by Denise Markonish

You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
2019
4 channel video
10:00


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
2019
4 channel video
10:00


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
2019
4 channel video
10:00


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
2019
4 channel video
10:00


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (video still)
2019
4 channel video
10:00


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (studio installation)
2019
painted canvas, wood, steel
dimensions vary

photo credit: Jason Reed

You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (studio installation)
2019
painted wood
dimensions vary


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (studio installation)
2019
painted wood


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (studio installation)
2019
acrylic on canvas


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (studio installation)
2019
acrylic on canvas


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (self portrait)
2018
acrylic on canvas


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (funeral)
2018
acrylic in canvas


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (core strength)
2018
acrylic in canvas


You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make (exit)
2018
acrylic in canvas


‘You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make’ 2017-2019, part of the MASSMoCA exhibition ‘Suffering From Realness’ curated by Denise Markonish

 

Joey Fauerso’s reaction when the political landscape went topsy-turvy was to think about the future in which her two young sons would grow up. Often incorporating her family into her studio, You Destroy Every Special Thing I Make, 2017-19, is titled after a phrase that one of her sons said to the other. Fitting in our current world climate, this phase led to an installation comprised of Fauerso’s quick and gestural paintings – a funeral ceremony on the Ganges; Joan of Arc at a pyre; and a vertical pile of women’s bodies. Wooden blocks and other objects flank the paintings, and all appear in adjacent videos of Fauerso’s sons and other performers building and knocking down the arrangements in a continual loop of destruction and resurrection.

-Denise Markonish