For House Plants, Andrew Curtis will be showing new work addressing the surface of the photographic object and the facade of suburban experience.
Photo-lithographic images appropriated from domestic improvement manuals are reprocessed as digital prints and masked with a layer of rotring ink (the outdated medium of designers/architects/planners) or exterior enamel paint (the medium of facade improvement for the contemporary home owner).
Andrew Curtis produces images of suburban dissonance by blurring physical and psychological reality. Using our shared knowledge and preconceptions of suburbia, he questions contemporary notions of anomie, the abject and the exotic. Recurrent motifs are the shadow and anachronistic signs of cultural appropriation.