by Ingram Ober and Marisol Rendón
The Secondary Intent
EXHIBITION RUN: SEPTEMBER 17th - OCTOBER 15TH, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: 6-9 PM, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17th
CLOSING RECEPTION: TIME TBD, SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH, 2016
GALLERY HOURS: 11-4PM, WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY
The Secondary Intent features two multi-media installations of objects and imagery by Ingram Ober and Marisol Rendón; one reconfiguring functionally obsolete objects, the other elevating objects from mundane to opulent. Ober and Rendón re-contextualize and/or memorialize surreal moments of low-culture kitsch, ornate beauty, and accepted principles of taste and pleasure. They share an appreciation for objects unapologetic for their origins and perhaps unsure of a new, or “Secondary Intent.” Can finely crafted, yet outdated, designs break free from their original aesthetics and renegotiate their value as decorative objects? What happens when disposable, consumer-driven choices are re-considered within the cannon of respected crafts?