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George Spencer

March 24-April 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24, 3:00-5:00pm

Dennis Lick and George Spencer

36" across. Plastic and fabric on an umbrella canopy.

If I knew what I was doing, I would forthwith stop doing it.

Too much of art is predictable. Once a color is laid down or a shape is created the process of eliminating options has begun. I want to find ways of expanding options and limiting the rule of logic. Also much of my work calls for participation by the viewer thereby opening up art as a co-operative endeavor.

At the same time the trashiness of everything needs to be exposed. The world is full of McMansions. The vulgarity of popular culture is everywhere. Nothing is what it appears to be.

Too often art is a fraud. Koons is king, and the 1% and ten dealers own the art world. No one knows what is real and what is fake. Or whether it makes any difference. Trash rules and trash is my medium.

Moving between figuration and abstraction, my work disregards hierarchies, traditional materials and the orthodoxies of composition, color harmonies, etc.

I work with cut up paintings, orange safety fencing, discarded umbrellas, discarded parachutes, artificial flowers, old fabric, used cereal boxes, cardboard crates, straws, Christmas tree bulbs, house paint, etc.

My sculpture is made without technology using instead a glue gun, scissors, screw driver, hammer, saw, nails and staple gun. It has an unfinished appearance. The viewer can see the process. The developing fault lines are apparent and represent the reality we live in. All this is a commentary on Late Stage Consumerism.

Much of my work can be displayed in different ways: on the wall with no pre-determined top and bottom, scrunched up, on the floor, draped over other objects and can be (re)-assembled in different ways by the viewer.

See examples of George's work here.