Poster for 2014 exhibition 'Americana'
Designed by MVA Studio
Edition of 100
18 x 24
All the work proposed for this show approaches ways of understanding 'America' and the 'American Experience' - perhaps even my own personal experience as an immigrant - through work that directly examines the political aspects of various forms of American society, work that mirrors the transformation of culture through the lens of 'America', or more open poetic re-orgnisations of 'American' tropes. The Soap Factory itself, a 130 year old relic of the conquest, subjugation and industrialization of a continent, is an artifact of the nostalgia, evoked by ‘Americana’, so it is entirely appropriate that its decayed architecture be a setting, a container, for such ideas.