Idol Structures (2010-present)

The Idol Structures project installed at the DePaul Art Museum in 2015.

The Idol Structures project installed at the DePaul Art Museum in 2015.

Statement

Idol Structures focuses on the three-dimensional elements of the systems of advertising in public space while evading or obscuring the two-dimensional messages they carry. Through photography, sculpture and installation, the project seeks to subvert the commercialized messages of desire by redirecting the aesthetic to the place-holders and substrates that are normally subjugated by the primacy of two-dimensional text, graphics and images.

The project often plays between 2D and 3D interactions with the viewer as a means to subvert the commercial 2D messages. This work is driven by a personal resistance or protest against the influence and omnipresence of corporate messaging. Included in this examination are issues addressing the politics of public space, infrastructure, architecture, and contemporary art practices.