By Laura Copeland
The public and private spheres may be a common idea in contemporary art, but Cheryl Pagurek takes them to a new level.
Using images taken from print and TV news, Pagurek layers, folds, glues and even sews these photographs into three-dimensional models of things found in the home, such as a crib or a kitchen sink. In this way she combines the public sphere of the media images with the private sphere of the domestic. The title of each work refers to a specific date with the object’s name in brackets. One piece is entitled April 21 (diaper shirt).