Diet Life Force
enamel on Plexiglas with sheetmetal
36in. x 45in. x 5in.
Images of arrows and a grid system painted on clear Plexiglas.Nancy Dwyer likens her work to pictograms or signs that comment on the ways and means by which the media, especially advertising, infiltrates and seduces the public. She attempts to undermine advertising by using the language and graphic design inherent to it. In Diet Life Force, Dwyer shows brightly colored arrows that zoom toward the center of a mirrored expanse, perfectly framing the viewer. Like a lot of marketing related to diets, the work both distorts ones body image and also seems to proffer a fast, easy solution easy.
United Statesb. 1954
Gift of Ruth and Jake Bloom
DWYEr, Nancy and United Statesb. 1954, “DWYER, Nancy,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed August 13, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7583.