Tory Wright uses a reductive language to flirt with the viewer’s gaze thru an altered surface of advertising. Wright cuts away imagery pulled from luxury item advertising to reveal a new conversation with broad references to the female form. Gucci links, William Morris, art nouveau, tears and textiles intertwine as they overtake the seduction of advertisements used within a consumer culture. Pleasure Seekersincludes cut posters, manipulated magazine pages and a lone light box to tell the story of American lust for material gratification.
Wright resides in Raleigh, is a member of Team Lump and recently completed her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. This is her second solo exhibition at Lump.
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