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Janice Gomez, Singular renditions where grass is just as green, 8 x 10 inch framed digital print, stool, handheld mirror, doppelgänger, dimensions variable. Work included in Ancient History, curated by Nathan Bockelman, PØST, July 29, 2011.

Posted in reviews and commentary with tags on August 2, 2011 by Carol Cheh

Leave it to Janice Gomez. When asked to contribute a work to Nathan Bockelman’s Ancient History, a group show centered around the idea of the doppelgänger, Gomez did no less than summon her own doppelgänger from the mists and employ her as a medium in the work. As Gomez has often said to me, “I don’t do anything half-assed.”

Destiny definitely had a role to play in the process. Gomez’s original idea, similar to a project Bruce Conner once proposed and also never realized, was to contact every Janice Gomez she could find on Facebook and get at least some of them to come to the show, maybe do some kind of activity together. But she did not get a single response from any Janice Gomez, which forced her to concoct a Plan B on the fly. In between teaching classes one day, she hopped onto the internet for about 15 minutes and posted the following ad on craigslist, with no accompanying photo:

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