Dyspepsia Works: Sure I'm Sure, You'll See, But I Wasn't There, Now Then, I Pretend To Know, Look at Me, The Sweet Smell of Sage, It Isn't True, You What?, I Feel Sorry For You, Untitled, 1979/1980
11 volume set, soft cover stapled pamphlets each individually titled, unpaged, offset with images and some text
7 3/4h x 6 1/4w in
edition ot 400
Self-published, 7 with original envelopes as sent by the artist, all signed with date in pencil except for A Performance which is also signed by the artist and I Feel Sorry For You which is unsigned and undated.
Exploring such themes as sexuality and power, the loss or corruption of innocence, guilt and penitence, and personal isolation in an invasive world, Ida Applebroog's art captures the gulf between the real and the ideal. Her cartoon-like depictions of what at first appear to be endearing domestic settings confront the painful violations that lie just below the surface of even the most nurturing relationships.