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“Ms. Freeman creates a kind of Russian nesting doll of satire. One that takes in, beyond masculinity, the empty cutesiness of a nascently post-literate culture, the simulated coziness of runaway consumerism and the fun-house democracy of language itself.  Here objects of incommensurate scale and importance are reduced to an artificial formal equality”. – Will Heinrich, The New York Times, 2017

Al Freeman is a sculptor who reproduces everyday objects at an exaggerated scale, rendering them puffy and tactile. By presenting her works as partially deflated, she playfully imbues a beer can, a hammer, or a lava lamp with a message of subverted masculinity. In her Comparisons series, Freeman juxtaposes iconic artworks with images lifted from the backwaters of the internet