Hyperconnectivity and globalization offers us an all-you-can-eat visual buffet. I seek those sweet or salty pleasure responses that provide the awe and terror of my visuality. Scraping bits, pieces, and parts from the fringes of visual culture as my ingredients; I grind the parts and stuff them into a resolution, into a kind of gristle sausage. Pharmaceutical drugs, blurry portraits, psychedelia and goofy faces are some of the drawings that comprise a giant billboard sized installation along with a bric-a-brac kitsch bauble sculpture made of smaller bric-a-brac kitsch bauble sculptures and some big wall text in ‘GRISTLE SAUSAGE’ by michael a. salter, at Lump Gallery/Projects, March 2016
“In our urban world, in the streets that we walk and the buses we take, in the magazines we read, on walls, on screens, we are surrounded by images of an alternative way of life. We may remember or we may forget these images, but briefly we take them, and for a moment they stimulate our imagination, either by way of memory or anticipation. But where is this other way of life? It’s a language of words and images which calls out to us wherever we go, whatever we read, wherever we are…where do they exist? These fabulous rewards and objects and people. Where do they belong to? here? there? or nowhere? They come with us everywhere, we take them away in our minds. we see them in our dreams.” (from the Final episode of John Berger’s 1972 BBC TV documentary, Ways of Seeing.)”
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