In playful works that are inflected with surrealism,
subtly shifts one’s sense of reality. Often using her cast of figurines—tiny, tchotchke
-like creatures that appear to perform tasks and interact with two-dimensional works on a wall—Porter creates humorous, minimal tableaux. In Hosfelt
’s booth, she has several such works on view, including those that reference one of her biggest influences,
. But the most seductive is a photographic print that sees images of two hands displayed side by side, with a thin thread tied around each of their pointed index fingers (Forty Years IIIB (hand over horizontal line 1973)
, 2013). The image, on sale for $15,000, is of Porter’s own hand, shot in 1973 when she first made the print, and again in 2013 when she added a print of the same, more aged hand, to the work.