On Display: Oct 10 – Nov 17
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct 12, 5:00-7:00
Artist statement: Current work
Technology has been working its way into our daily lives since the end of World War II. Once a thing relegated to factories and industry, technology has changed our lives for the better…or has it?
What do we lose when we let technology in?
I had the idea for a series of paintings that examine this phenomenon after a simple visit to a grocery store. After my shopping trip, while in the parking lot loading the groceries into the car, I realized that I had gone through the entire shopping experience without having any contact with another human being. I thought, what is going on, and how many other “human experiences” have been compromised due to technological advancements?
In this series you will find many human to human experiences that I feel have been forever altered by the intrusion of technology. I use vintage robots as a metaphor for technology, and vintage situations to demonstrate the general time-period when tech began to take hold.
Although the images may evoke nostalgia or cause you to reminisce if you are of sufficient age, a closer study will reveal the more serious side of the subject. The dwindling of human to human interaction.
Please enjoy “Replaced.”