laudermilk

 Contemporary culture is disconnected from the byproducts of its lifestyle. We are removed from the observation of our effect on the environment, and this removal leads us to assume that there is no consequence for the convenience of utility, but this is false, and is a product of an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. By linking the physical destruction of unutilized material with the luxury of amenity, the installation denounces the idea of invisible repercussions and challenges the observer’s limits of consumption.

Contemporary culture is disconnected from the byproducts of its lifestyle. We are removed from the observation of our effect on the environment, and this removal leads us to assume that there is no consequence for the convenience of utility, but this is false, and is a product of an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. By linking the physical destruction of unutilized material with the luxury of amenity, the installation denounces the idea of invisible repercussions and challenges the observer’s limits of consumption.

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waste, 2018

1000 sheets of continuous paper, strip-cut shredder, LED lightbulb

variable dimensions

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television, 2018

mixed media on paper

30x22 inches

 Advertising has infiltrated our personal realities to the point where it is hard to discern between the actual and the bogus. Electronic screens deceive our minds to believe that what is being represented is more than a collection of colored squares and is actually happening; disconnecting our consciousness from the physical and subsuming our mind to the degeneracy of contemporary advertising. This painting is an exploration of the relationship between the hyperactive technological mind state and the desire to be constantly entertained.

Advertising has infiltrated our personal realities to the point where it is hard to discern between the actual and the bogus. Electronic screens deceive our minds to believe that what is being represented is more than a collection of colored squares and is actually happening; disconnecting our consciousness from the physical and subsuming our mind to the degeneracy of contemporary advertising. This painting is an exploration of the relationship between the hyperactive technological mind state and the desire to be constantly entertained.

chromatic expansion, 2018

oil on wood

35x35 inches

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weave pt.I, 2018

mixed media on paper

variable dimensions

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  weave pt.II detail

weave pt.II detail

  weave pt.II detail

weave pt.II detail

weave pt.II, 2018

mixed media on paper

variable dimensions

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 isomorphic agency detail

isomorphic agency detail

isomorphic agency, 2018

acrylic and oil on canvas with wood, nail, and staples

variable dimensions