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Breaking in Two

Added on by Roxana Alger Geffen.

I'm getting ready to install my solo show 'Motherload' at Flashpoint Gallery here in DC. The show is primarily about the creative chaos of parentlng and curator Laura Roulet, my awesome mentor for the project, forwarded me this review of the 2012 show 'Breaking in Two' which also focuses on the life of the artist/mother. The show challenges the traditional forms of motherhood and the work looks terrific. Thanks, Laura!

Minecraft for old people

Added on by Roxana Alger Geffen.

As the foundation of my newest series, I've started playing Minecraft, taking screen shots and using them in my work. I only play in creative mode, so I live in a world of aimless, harmless monsters, some horses that I spawned, and one bunny who loves me. There is a town nearby but the villages only grunt and have horrible taste in architecture so I avoid them. So far I have built a house, stable, paddock, raised gardens, and a sort of decorative hill garden with stream. I have since torn down the first house + am building another. Oddly, although I could theoretically make anything, I find myself trying to make a kind of modest upgrade to reality. It's bigger than our house, much sparer, made of absurdly expensive materials (glass brick, birchwood and quartz) and surrounded by full-grown birch trees + a moat. And there's grass growing on the roof. But it's not made of snow or iron or 1000 feet high. Still, it's been a struggle. Among other things, I tried to put a pool on the roof but it leaked: the first evidence I've had of real-life conditions. 

Today I finished the roof garden + the bedroom and added a balcony that comes out from the bedroom.