Why is when, and now is why, and we will ALWAYS want, AND all is “What the holy crap!”
The needs, creeds and greeds of all the wants are assembled
in this body of work. Faux luxury facilitated by dead corporate
machines like Sears, JC Penny’s and Montgomery Wards
with 1200 page catalogs are a good place to begin. Paper
bricks printed on glossy non-archival paper layered to
the heavens for empire building. If aliens from outer
space were to visit us right now, many of their
questions could be answered in these catalogs.
Never has this been an obstacle for lucid critical or crucial thought for whom the dummbbbell
tolls in the skies of material wantonness. Q: How did we even get here?
By the process of cultural anthropology, many of these cheap
consumer goods have been given a new life, again to adorn the
walls and tables of mainstream America. Core samples have
been gathered in these non-fine art things and born again from
merely rummaging through the grave yards of consumable "goods"
re-swapped for $$ in the stores of thrift and performing fleas. The
artist has found inspiration in the cheap stuff of yester-year, thusly
re-arting the stuff that was mass-produced to give the façade of style
and class. So hurry! We’re running out of stuff fast!
The white middle/upper/other classes examined have been recorded in both the good and bad books of history, thusly flushed out the birth canals of the unimaginative landfills (progress). Facsimiles with objective meanings defy our understanding in the rubble now, yet provide proof-positive of who we were and mostly still want to be. So uselessly useful in their time now they become "utilitarian fine art" again for their utilitarian purpose in the third place. Artistic alchemical license has freely given the artist a full-on-all-out-all-American stratagem with these junk store findings. America in its most peculiar vintage hour… American at its final artistic process…
So for now, we look to the past for where we went wrong, right and/or left. Based on the hunting and gathering of antiquated pictorial
evidence, allegorical signifiers, aggressive branding, and personal insider insights, observable clues are given in an absurdist, unflinching and often lowbrow way for your
viewing entertainment. To laugh or to cry?… You decide...