Dominique Funes

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris is an American mixed-media artist who utilizes painting, fiber, performance, video, and music to explore the interformativity of collective and individual identities, with a particular focus on the somatic impacts of racial, gender, and class socialization over time. Both the form and content of their work alludes to a philosophical inquiry into the distinction between Self and Other, with the physical body as a social microcosm of distinct yet discursive dynamics to observe and question. Everything is fractile. In this embodied practice, healing becomes its own media: Dedeaux-Norris’ ongoing experiments into various physical, mental, and spiritual modalities texture her work, teasing out new questions, pointing them toward new answers within themselves, within their family history. Dedeaux-Norris reconciles the seemingly oppositional past and present – rapper and contemporary artist, sexworker and university professor, runaway and mother’s caretaker – highlighting the necessarily generative nature of difference.

Current work

  • The cortical gesture which combines the gesture and the line confused.
  • It (the gesture) wants to be a vector of its own vitality borrowed from organic memory.
  • The gesture also like photographic box: to reveal itself.
  • Thus realizes canvases large format as well as large monotypes on a large press.

Solo Show

  • 2022 À grands pas, Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • 2021 Canopées, Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • 1985 Médiathèque, Thionville, France

Group Shows

  • 2020 « Covillective», Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • 2019 « Je ne fais que passer », Maison Jean Vodaine, Baslieux, France

Art Fair

  • 2021 Luxembourg Artweek