As we near the end of summer Daylight Savings Gallery is pleased to announce "burnout", a group exhibition co-hosted by Small Editions, an artist book bindery in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Opening Reception: Friday August 29th, 7-10
Open Hours: 10-5 until September 19th
Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer argued 80 years ago in “The Culture Industry: enlightenment as mass deception,” that the effects of late capitalism creates a condition in which there are “appropriations of everything, even the inchoate, for the purposes of mechanical reproduction.” Here we are 2014, with more sophisticated forms of deception than ever, so complex and embedded within the culture, that understanding it externally, without using the products and imagery of it, can seem exhaustive, and boring. :D
“The Culture Industry” relies on the fact that all products are produced under the same scheme allowing them to be "readable" and effortlessly digested. The selected artist’s work both critique, and subversively twist this consumer language. They use exaggerated visual languages as a means to convey unease, burnout, and an escapist desire. Acting as relics of youth and American pop culture, these works create a sense of familiarity that is quickly disrupted through unanticipated content and form. Candy coated surfaces may suggest a fast path to delirium, but it's a long dirt road back. Let's drink some koolaid.
Beverly Fishman www.beverlyfishmanstudio.com
Cara Heslip www.hesshesshess.com
Nicole Killian www.nylondip.com
April Childers www.aprilchilders.com
Faren Ziello www.farenziello.tumblr.com
60 Sackett Street
Ground Floor/Double Yellow Doors
Brooklyn, NY 11231