Sunday, September 18, 2011

MEMES / Vignettes (off-site)

the original?

It's no secret (or maybe it is) that my favorite decade was the 70s. The light just felt different--everyone was so golden and sun-kissed. Imagine a world populated with hair as beautiful as Klara's?

"Hang in there, baby" is the first motivational poster I remember seeing. So simple, a gentle reminder to everyone to just hang in there...something good is around the corner. This poster (or a variant on it) was everywhere in the 70s. Soon, the mimicry began. Some were cute, some were too cute, some weren't very PC, some are strange.

Tomorrow, Vignettes will be having a night one only offsite exhibition which will explore this type of cultural transmission known as a meme. ("A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.").

Meat Tray Dartboard, 2001 by Miki Simi
cast plastic, darts

MEMES will have work by Eric Aguilar, Lindsey Apodaca, Michael Fettig, Klara Glosova, Troy Gua, Mike Simi, Erin Toale, Ian Toms, Joey Veltkamp.
MEMES / Vignettes (off-site)
Monday, September 19, 7-10pm
1534 1st Ave S. Unit 200
Located in the Inner City Empire building above Columbia Fire. The apartment is upstairs, the first door on your left.

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