FRESH KILLS [catalog]

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FRESH KILLS [catalog]

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Harm here is here there. In the throw-away culture of America, a landfill serves as a haunting metaphor for the postindustrial dilemma. It is a locus of decay, the residual of systemic greed and excess, a politically layered sites where relics from our past rot. The accelerating rate products are consumed, replaced, burned up and thrown out put an inexplicable strain on the environment. The illusion hinging happiness on consumption has consequences that manifest in toxic mountains shielded from public view. This ignorance is no longer a haven to bliss, but rather a threat to sustainability. In addressing America's culture of waste, I conflate the catalyst to consumption with its residual through mounting the images of landfills on light-boxes to stylistically mimic advertisements. Through this de-contextualization, one hopes to generate a sense of social consciousness around the cultural phenomenology of consumerism. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HEYDT’S FINE ART CATALOGS PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE INSIGHT INTO THE WORK OF THE ARTIST, RENDERING IT AN EXCELLENT STARTING POINT FOR COLLECTORS DISCOVERING HEYDT'S WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

HEYDT's work has been internationally exhibited in a constellation of galleries & museums throughout Europe, Iceland, Australia, UK, US and Russia. Her work is concerned with absence of destiny, beauty in banality and the role of semiology in commodification & consumerism. 


DESCRIPTION OF CATALOGS:

HEYDT's limited edition fine art catalogs are perfect bound and packed cover-to-cover with vibrant full-bleed images, with laminated sulfate paperboard at 250 grams/sq. meter. High standards and attention to detail are reflected in each edition art catalog, which is numbered and signed off on by the artist, Sam HEYDT.