Artifacts of a failed economy.
On View From September 13th - October 10th 2010
Taking advantage of the location and environment that mauve? Gallery inherently provides, I decided to create a site-specific installation in the hopes of encouraging a discourse between the objects on view, and the life that each of us lives as both laborer and consumer. With that being said, I have assembled together a series of found and familiar consumer based items, products of political prankery, and relics of a failed financial system. It is my intention to present these objects not only as understated, unconventional works of art and design, but also as artifacts of cultural importance, perhaps even, ones in which may make a much larger and profound statement than we care to imagine.
Of course today this message seems even more relevant then ever before as we stand witness to a global economy based solely upon consumerism and international trade. However, often times we may feel overwhelmed by the mass of facts and figures thrown our way in regards to the global economy, and the information we do interpret can easily become lost in a sea of contrary statistics. In this way, its important to take on these issues in a much more personal manner and examine the situation as it pertains to us, the common consumer. With that being said, I hope these works will encourage each of us to investigate the true purpose, meaning and intention of these objects, and help to objectify our own place amongst them.