While You Were Sleeping Glassbox Gallery 2021
Still from Video Compilation (11:12) single channel, reverse projected into plexiglass TV, 2021.
This solo show, presented at the Glassbox Gallery in Fall 202, explores the dichotomy between the promise of “the good life” as affiliated with post-WWII ideology; which continues to penetrate and have a stronghold over the US current right-leaning political climate. Those who wish to return to a “better” time filled with nostalgic sentiment, and place white middle-class Americans at the epicenter of political discourse, while failing to acknowledge the exclusionary practices and insurmountable waste affiliated with mass consumer culture which continues to contribute to the demise of living in a hospitable planet.
While You Were Sleeping places tropes of the "good life" (the living room space juxtaposed with pie made from domestic pillows) alongside rendered images of post-climate catastrophe, to meditate on the materialistic ethos in the face of climate anxieties call for a reprioritization in cultural values.
The show features larger-scaled installation works and paintings fabricated with post-consumer materials alongside both digital and small-scaled works, created during the remote period of 2020.
Selected photos from Room A "Living Room" Installation
Selected works from Room B - compiled of acrylic, oil and latex paint and post-consumer materials