Denise Treizman creates sculptures and installation-based works combining found objects and ready-made materials with brightly colored, textural, and sometimes luminescent weavings.
Through a practice of gleaning and repurposing, she accumulates materials with no specific purpose in mind, except having them at hand and available to subtly shape the creation of her works. Recurrent materials like yoga balls, pool noodles, glitter, ropes, hula-hoops, but also her finished weavings, get reused over and over in time. What was once presented as finished work can easily later on become a prompt for a new work. Nothing is permanent, everything transforms. Her process is at once an act of artistic ownership over her materials as well as a playful exploration of the infinite possibilities that they afford her.
Treizman critically examines hyper-consumerism, but at the same time, she paradoxically participates in it, relying on commercial goods and throwaway culture to make her work. She exposes her own way of dealing with excess: on one hand, she questions the real need for vibrantly patterned single-use materials, like pink flamingo-printed duct tape, or violet bubble wrap, to exist. On the other hand, she finds these playful materials to be absolutely irresistible. By incorporating them into her found object installations and unconventional weavings, she prompts the viewer to reflect on the mass-produced society in which we live.