Wood, polystyrene, acrylic, ladder, synthetic wig, digital photograph
170.2 x 71.1 x 40.6 cm
Like many of her creations, Rachel Harrison’s Glamour Wig plays sculptural dress-up by combining abstract forms and color with manufactured readymade products. Pairing the silver glitz of a rock-star wig with the aluminum of a utility ladder, its long, bare legs leading up to a gaping mouth, Harrison’s figure suggests the comical decadence and sexual innuendos of a Glam Rock queen. Glamour Wig, a sculptural “space oddity,” lends itself well to the intentional
artificiality, synthesized sound, and androgyny for which this genre became notorious.