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I want to make vernacular work in a way that isn’t ironic and I’m not embarrassed when my kitsch shows. In the past I worked primarily in painting, photography, and performance, but I’ve been obsessively developing the volatile, sculptural collage technique of the “memory jug” since 2014. Vincent Dermody (American, b.1973) produces sculpture that aspires to the condition of magic. Incorporating empty beer growlers, concrete, bric-à -brac, and detritus from the last century, the artist constructs memory jugs that are not so much keepsakes, as investigations into the self-deprecating nature of memory. The vessels are both an elegy to his first-generation Irish working-class anxieties and a monument to the gift and curse of drink. He lives and works in New York City.