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Ventura

Medium: Oil Painting

Description:  I dare to deconstruct the American dream. The things we find sacrosanct.

My artwork takes a critical and sometimes whimsical view of social, political and cultural issues. I juxtapose familiar images into unique and slightly uncomfortable images challenging the viewer to see things in a different context. I dare to deconstruct the American dream. The things we find sacrosanct in our childhood and adult life are all fair game. No subject is out of bounds. My work reproduces familiar images from history, modern day culture and even our formative years and arranges them into new conceptually layered pieces. Each piece uses a variety of mediums and processes; I try and leverage every medium that can be mastered and some that are still just out of reach. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring concerns through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. Some projects consist of multiple works, often in a range of similar media, grouped around specific themes and meanings, others are single works created as a standalone statement.

Tour Location: ArtSpace Hartford Group Show Only

Email: ventura@ventura.gallery

Website: www.ventura.gallery

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