See Artist Jonathan Seliger’s Witty Pop-Art Takes on Chanel, Prada, and Commercialism Itself
Show of the Day: "Disappearing Fabrics" is on view at McClain Gallery in Houston.
McClain Gallery, Houston
September 9–December 16, 2017
What the Gallery Says: “Seliger’s reverence for everyday objects places him squarely in the Pop art tradition, with an intricate fabrication technique that calls to mind the West Coast’s finish fetish movement as well as a postmodern concern with simulacra. Through subtle shifts in scale, color, surface and even language, Seliger’s constructions are imbued with poetry, humor and social critique. For his signature luxury bags, he flawlessly reproduces the symbols of ultra-luxury and consumerism—retail bags from Prada, Chanel, Bulgari—in a blue-collar sheen of automotive enamel on bronze.”
Why It’s Worth a Look: Seliger’s got an eye for ever-so-slightly tweaked everyday icons, and the show brings together more than a decade’s worth of tweaks.
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