New Works by Greg Gossel
White Walls Gallery San Francisco
Opening: Saturday, June 12th, 2010 from 7-11pm
Show Runs Through: July 3rd, 2010
White Walls is proud to present Sleepwalking: New Works by Greg Gossel. This overload of pop imagery comments on media manipulation as an oppressive force in The United States.
Sleepwalking critiques mass media’s exploitation of specific groups of people: a consumerist practice that projects biased perceptions of gender, race, and culture. This collection points out specific imagery from collective memory of the past 50 years including the confederate flag, 1960s race riots, comic book superheroes, pro wrestling, the Reagan war on drugs, and 8 bit video games. Adding to the visual bombardment is a reference to advertising through appropriated tabloid headlines, celebrity gossip magazines, and 80s movie posters. Sleepwalking through this myriad of cultural fragments, Gossel questions how our visual culture has affected society thus far and how it will play out in the future.
Directed By Colin M Day
Edited By Albert Lopez
Audio Recording and Mix by Jack Fusting
Music: Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow