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Garbage and allegorical narrative as contemporary exploration
Andrea Silk's exhibition seeks to reclaim some of the essential ideas that old myths represented by using them as a lens through which to question the boundaries between humanity, technology and nature within contemporary Western society.
The work's process involves a layering of seductively reflective recycled packaging; like foils, pop tabs, snake shedding and acrylic paint, that are in themselves inextricably implicated in consumption based strategies which harm the populations of both the human and non-human environments that they interrupt. Like the rhizomatic constructions of eco-systems, societies, and history the transient state of the foils in my work reflects the idea that it is not the unchanging which signifies eternal beauty but the ever changing, even the gods must die and be reborn for our era.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm
Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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