KEEPING HOUSE

Reckoning
Reckoning

Two mops, one mass produced, gilded with imitation gold leaf, one hand made to 62% scale, gilded in 22 karat gold

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Reckoning
Reckoning

Two mops, one mass produced, gilded with imitation gold leaf, one hand made to 62% scale, gilded in 22 karat gold

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Reckoning (detail)
Reckoning (detail)

Two mops, one mass produced, gilded with imitation gold leaf, one hand made to 62% scale, gilded in 22 karat gold

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Reckoning
Reckoning

Two mops, one mass produced, gilded with imitation gold leaf, one hand made to 62% scale, gilded in 22 karat gold

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Keeping House reconfigures the viewers’ relationship to the human element of institutional cleanliness. It is an inquiry into tactile beauty and societal ugliness in the life of a Queer femme laboring as a maid. The work distills a microcosm of dehumanization amongst the many regularly employed to reinforce dominant power structures.  Veronica Ceci’s art makes undervalued labor conspicuous through intense materiality, repetition, iconography and lived performance.