Life in a Peaceful New World
Sasha Su Shaw
March 4 - April 16, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 6-9 pm
INTERSTATE PROJECTS is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition, Life in a Peaceful New World, featuring the work of seven artists who approach the relational aspects of technology and a media saturated environment with a shared sense of humor.
Eric Fleischauer addresses dissolving boundaries between consumer and producer, and the implications of obsolescence through his works Universal Paramount, and 2 Hour Moment of Silence.
Scott Lawrence’s Pants Sculptures (Pants Sculpture IV), and Beach Painting show an uncanny dissonance that occurs when modern formal abstraction is forced to reoccupy the site of natural form.
With his ATM project, shown as a three-panel photo essay, Cheon Lee has become a willing participant in the complex international network that facilitates money laundering. The slipshod construction of Gregg Louis’ Everyday UFO’s reconnects the viewer to the naivety of childhood belief, but the dark undertones lead to a place where illusion justifies obsession.
Jesse McLean’s video, Climbing, is an homage to German Romanticism using the ultimate trompe l’oeil. The endless ascent of the heroic cursor is both a critical look and a sly celebration of the infinite nature of the digital landscape.
Prompted by parallel interests in imaginary and historical forms of play and obsolete technology, Sasha Su Shaw’s painting, A Transformative Agent of Separation, suggests an opening into the classic story of apocalypse.
Originally a filmmaker and multimedia artist whose work is mainly comprised of video, sculpture and photography, Brina Thurston has begun exploring an increasingly social practice. For Life in a Peaceful New World, Thurston will create a performance to take place during the opening reception.
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Sasha Su Shaw