Dana Wyse - Jesus Had A Sister Productions 1996 - 2020
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Dana Wyse is a Canadian writer and visual artist. She lives and works between Vancouver and Paris.
In 1996, Wyse began her best known artwork, a pill-themed installation called Jesus Had A Sister Productions It is a work-in-progress to which the artist adds new elements each year. Using humour and irony, Wyse’s pharmacy discusses such universal themes as gender, race, existence, spirituality, death, politics, sexuality, identity, dreams and aspirations. The work also dissects aspects of human relationships such as trust, love, communication, pleasure and power. Man’s utopic quest for perfection, achieved in instant time, is the underlying philosophy of Jesus Had A Sister Productions. Wyse incorporates advertising images from the 1960s into her work to underline the absurdity of these images as well as man’s lust for shopping and mass consumption.