Cat Castles & Curated Cocktails
Mustafa Hammouda / Joseph Tuggle Lacina
Life on the screen. A central figure, alone on a sound stage. You. Zoom out. Pan left and right. It's the one, the McMansion, cat castle in the rough. Surrounded by corrupt inedibles. Poisoned by neglect. Left for newer, faster, shinier foods. One Galaxy S-5 iDorito (TM) to rule them all (TM).
The exhibition, Layers of Containment: Curated Cocktails and Cat Castles, features a series of collaboratively and individually created sculptures that reflect the artists' observations and examines an onslaught of contemporary issues: alienation through social media, life reduced and sold as spectacle, forced obsolescence through exponential technological advancement, formation of identity through personal corporate branding, invasive surveillance, the prison industrial complex, exploitation of the environment, and security as theater.
The sculptures are composed of materials collected from online sources and from local thrift shops and hardware stores. The work helps to develop a viewer's awareness with wordplay and varied juxtapositions of technology and objects.