Claire Chambless

Claire Chambless’ sculptures, installations, and other works grapple with the spatial politics of ideology and the complex relationship between femininity and aggression. Chambless’ control objects carry strong social and political meaning and are architecturally reimagined to create escape routes, preventing either containment or access. Chambless prioritizes these cultural symbols’ function as signs of physical/ideological containment, enclosure, or apparatuses of support for the physical body/psychic self.