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Degloved

Sculpture, found object
Degloved (2021) Cast plaster, found sock

Locker Room

Sculpture, bathroom, pipes, concrete, socks
Locker Room (2020) Basketshop Gallery in Cincinnati, OH A shower has been deconstructed and cluttered with objects. Tile walls, copper pipes and bathroom plumbing implements are transformed from their original function to stand in for skin, organs, limbs or strange, exposed genitals, emphasizing vulnerability, tension, and the fluidity of identity.

Anticipation detail

Anticipation, 2019 Copper pipes, painted wood, steel ring, Buck Off Ftm masterbators, detail

Lost Earring

Lost Earring (2017) explores how our cultural touchstones shift over time while considering the evolution of his own queer sexuality and transgender body. Found materials and cast plaster sculptures of familiar plumbing implements revolve around a projection of an isolated clip from the 1996 movie Bound by the film-making duo the Wachowski siblings. As two disembodied hands endlessly tighten and untighten the hidden plumbing of a bathroom sink, this charged and repeated gesture questions the role of function and aspiration in relation to the queered body.

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About Elliot

Baltimore City - Station North A&E District

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Elliot Doughtie is a Baltimore-based artist originally from Dallas, TX. At the core of Doughtie’s work is a desire to form intimate relationships between objects and the body in proximity to the awkwardness of a vulnerable situation. Relating alchemy, shy eroticism, the quotidian and the strange, He utilizes sculpture and installation in the service of generating new bodily experiences that transcend socially normative expectations and the inherent queerness of an object defying its assumed function... more

Sock Packer series/ Laundry Day Dubuffet

Socks, especially the two red stripe athletic sock, are a common image I have used in my

sculptures since 2020. They signify the presense of a body as well as performed masculinity/

gender presentation. They are also just funny little objects with a cheeky shape to them that

resemble other things. The Laundry Day Dubuffet series started as sketches for the direct cast

plaster sculptures. When casting each sock one out of every three would break and instead of

throwing them out as lost I started assembling them together in a playful stiff vertical pile of

laundry. My practice is primarily sculputral, but when I am unable to get to the studio I draw in

reltation to the project I am working on.

Locker Room

For the 2020 installation Locker Room for Basketshop Gallery in Cincinnati, OH a shower has been deconstructed and cluttered with objects. Tile walls, copper pipes and bathroom plumbing implements are

transformed from their original function to stand in for skin, organs, limbs or strange, exposed genitals, emphasizing vulnerability, tension, and the fluidity of identity.

Langer Over Dickie

Installation for LangerOverDickie, Chicago IL, 2019

The gallery was in a typical Chicago neighborhood home. The objects interacted with the setting going in and out of the walls of the living room area as well as in the bedroom. 

  • Anticipation

    Anticipation, 2019
  • Anticipation detail

    Anticipation, 2019 Copper pipes, painted wood, steel ring, Buck Off Ftm masterbators, detail
  • Detail

    Copper pipe, glass vile, cottonseed oil, testosterone, rebar, detail
  • detail

    Cast plaster, fox fang, bedroom mirror

Stall Game & With Teeth

Stall Game (2019)
Foung public bathroom stall door,  fox fangs 

With Teeth (2019)
Ceramic tile, wood, fox fangs

Lost Earring

In his multi-media installation, Lost Earring, Elliot Doughtie explores how our cultural touchstones shift over time while considering the evolution of his own queer sexuality and transgender body. Found materials and cast plaster sculptures of familiar plumbing implements revolve around a projection of an isolated clip from the 1996 movie Bound by the film-making duo the Wachowski siblings -- pruriently discovered by Doughtie as a teenager in search of his own identity. As two disembodied hands endlessly tighten and untighten the hidden plumbing of a bathroom sink, this charged and repeated gesture questions the role of function and aspiration in relation to the queered body. Through the use of light, objects, and moving imagery, Lost Earring re-imagines the commonplace setting of a bathroom in a queer and trans context -- where bodies and minds are often flooded with emotions from terror to desire. Project Space, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Lost Earring

    Lost Earring (2017) explores how our cultural touchstones shift over time while considering the evolution of his own queer sexuality and transgender body. Found materials and cast plaster sculptures of familiar plumbing implements revolve around a projection of an isolated clip from the 1996 movie Bound by the film-making duo the Wachowski siblings. As two disembodied hands endlessly tighten and untighten the hidden plumbing of a bathroom sink, this charged and repeated gesture questions the role of function and aspiration in relation to the queered body.
  • Lost Earring

    Installation view- Blue LED light bulbs, looped projection, found bathroom stall, cast plaster objects, found ceramic soap dishs, glass vials, ink, cottonseed oil, testosterone 2017
  • Lost Earring

    Installation detail- Blue LED light bulbs, Found bathroom stall, cast plaster objects, glass vials, cottonseed oil, testosterone 2017
  • Lost Earring

     plaster cast sculpture of typical American public bathroom plumbing fixture
    Detail of Installation Lost Earring, plaster cast sculpture of typical American public bathroom plumbing fixture, found ceramic soap dish

Original Plumbing and The Alchemical Body

Installation created for Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: curated by Erin Davis and Max E. Lee for Re:ArtShow, Brooklyn, NY. Situated in an old Pfizer drug compounding plant in Brooklyn, NY, Original Plumbing and The Alchemical Body takes on what it means to undergo medical steps to physically alter one's body. Here Doughtie explores what is a transgender object and how can it function in a space with a history that has led to his own medical transition. 

Re:ArtShow, Brooklyn, NY

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