At the Gallery of Contemporary Art 121, Colorado Springs
Appetite is a basic premise of humanity. We distinguish ourselves through taste, not simply what we crave or find disgusting to consume, but as a way to elevate our character or transform sociologically. Seen through this often rarified cloud, satisfying hunger becomes a primal factor of survival rather than an aesthetic experience. These works are about desire, the kind of hunger that is gluttony. Anxiety results with how to deal with the embarrassing amount chosen to devour, a quantity that is impossible to ingest. Overabundance has a distinct visual and psychological pull. The attraction of fleshy and grotesque objects is simultaneously gross and fascinating. Entwined into a pattern, an abject wallpaper, we feel and see infinite satisfaction.
Plaster, paint, steel
Cast plastic, paint, steel, turntable, wood