The show features the work of Eliza Geddes and Christina Kerns, two American artists who refuse to be restrained by traditional artistic materials. Both use the idea of layering materials for very different purposes and with a very different outcome. Geddes hanging assemblages are a breakdown between painting and sculpture by combining painterly methods with a sculptural use of space. Not only does she refuse to be contained by traditional media, instead choosing to use things as diverse as t-shirts and rubber bands and other everyday objects, but she also posses a lack of reverence for the canvas, often slashing and mutilating it in an updated version of the work of Lucio Fontana. Christina Kerns vignettes appear completely different in the way that they portray fantasy scenes. Like Geddes she uses appropriated imagery and small props. The layers of images reflect the layers of consciousness. In the same way that mass media influences our thoughts and dreams and mesh together to form a skewed reminiscence of ones past and reality. Along with very individual view is also the manner in which they question the stereotypes that permeate society: sexism, commercialism, prejudice and the tragic nature of cliché's. The unrefined, childlike and surprising methods of her constructions simultaneously poke fun at and pass judgement on the follies and foibles of our contemporary world.
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