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SV Randall , My Left Eye, 2018; mixed media; Courtesy of the artist

SV Randall , My Left Eye, 2018; mixed media; Courtesy of the artist

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"For a good thousand years my left eye has been the least moldy companion of the several face parts wandering around under these layers of oily fabric. My right eye said goodbye way earlier, but now I must declare the left one is gone too: it just melted down through my skull to reunite with the other at the back of my head. They put my brain elsewhere, probably in the top drawer of this night table I really liked." - P. Wachtler

SV Randall’s My Left Eye offers a figure in repose that has been adorned with a priapic comedia del arte prosthesis and lemon slices on each eye. Astride Randall’s corporeal construction is a craggy asteroid dotted with markers of colonization through fences, flags, windows and ladders. Under the asteroid’s weight the body crumbles, and the failure of one monument begets another. My Left Eye demonstrates how conflict can be transmitted even by static bodies, effigies, and monuments, while underscoring how our reading of history is precariously balanced, at best.

Dana Tyrrell, Making Strange Co-Curator