Indiana
Robert Hessler
Steiner
Hand Book
Blackwood
Wayne Montecalvo
Willy
Robert
Hessler
JOAN
STEINER
HANS
WITCHI
Carolyn Marks
Blackwood
Wayne
Montecalvo
Willy Ze'ev
Neumann
ROBERT
INDIANA
This film exhibited at Mass MoCA and the
New York State Museum.

Joan Steiner has created a deceptively innocent, three- dimensional miniature "trompe l'oeil" world—a hotel lobby, an old fashioned general store, the Taj Mahal, a cathedral interior—out of ordinary, everyday objects—pretzels, tape dispensers, a garter belt, even deer vertebrae—with such seamless artistry that, at first glance, her works seem to be simple dioramas. The joy of her work is in discovering the hundreds of objects hidden within conventional forms, so conventional, in fact, that the eye initially passes them over. But Steiner's work is not only deceptive in its simplicity; it's subversive, as well, calling into question the surface attributes of a normative visual world we take for granted where, in fact, nothing is as it seems.
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