Mental Alert Necklace, 2014
stainless steel engraved necklace and chain
1 1/16 in. x 11/16 in. on a 24 in. chain
Via her performance alter-ego, Dr. Lisa the self-proclaimed psychotherapist, Lisa Levy performs psychoanalytic therapy sessions often resulting in funny and startling revelations and surprisingly practical "prescriptions" for her "patients". To further this wholly performative, non-medical pursuit, Dr. Lisa urges you to wear her stainless steel embossed medical alert necklace. It bears the traditional medical emblem, the caduceus on the front. The back is engraved with this message:
Call Dr. Lisa
Dialing the number provided on the necklace will put you in touch with Dr. Lisa.
Lisa Levy is a painter, conceptual artist, comedian and (self-proclaimed) psychotherapist.
Lisa's visual career started when she was 3 1/2 when she was sent to the children's art school at MOMA. Before devoting herself fulltime to her art, she had a career as an art director in advertising. Her visual art has been widely exhibited at many venues including White Columns, Artists Space, The Bronx Museum, The New Museum, Schroeder and Romero Gallery and the Scope Art Fair
She also performs live; her most popular character is Dr. Lisa, S.P. (self-proclaimed) who psychoanalyzes people on stage. Besides having all sorts of audience volunteers and comedians, Lisa has had celebrity guests such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Musto and Sara Schaefer. She has performed in countless venues, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and Joe's Pub.