Entitlement; The Past Is Never Dead and Buried (Tylenol Room), 2008 - 2011

aspirin, velvet, wood

dimensions variable

Entitlement; The Past Is Never Dead and Buried (Tylenol Room) is comprised of garlands of individually strung and knotted white pills, like a traditional pearl necklace. Over 550,000 aspirin went into the creation of this piece, which is architecturally defined by five 8 foot x 8 foot panels, a canopied ceiling, white chaise lounge chair, and additional garlands configured to accommodate space.

 

The installation  is a meditation on loss and survival. For Vasher, patiently stringing countless individual pills together is akin to saying the Catholic rosary. This ritual is a prayer for redemption is held in balance with an irreverent commentary on our overly medicated culture, psychoanalysis, addiction, and the pill popper's burden.​

Exhibition record:​

  • Albuquerque Now! , Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM 
  • In Design, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM

  • Bring It On! , Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

  • Entitlement, The Past Is Never Dead and Buried, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ

  • Jennifer Vasher, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France

  • Special Projects Room, Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY

  • Entitlement, The Past Is Never Dead and Buried, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

  • Entitlement, The Past Is Never Dead and Buried, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

  • Entitlement, The Past Is Never Dead and Buried, Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN