Friday, 29 July 2011
Work from Victory over the Sun!.
“Much of the work takes visual cues from pioneering formalists, but does so at a critical distance. The show borrows the visual clarity of basic shapes and a de-saturated palette from these artists, but uses this language to its own end, poking affectionate fun at their anachronistic linearity and macho determinism. Often through visual punning, the exhibition forces illogical juxtapositions of such disparate imagery as studio-made lunar phases, a hula-hoop performer, dramatic natural phenomena, and still lifes composed of the detritus of everyday human experience. Combining cosmic theater with earthy texture, the connections between photographs are nonliteral and lead the work to embrace its own failure to achieve piritual transcendence.” – press release from Kumukumu Gallery.