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Icons and Idolatry: work by Lidija Ristic

December 7, 2015 - January 7, 2016

ATA Window Gallery presents: Icons and Idolatry: Work by Lidija Ristic.
Dec 7, 2015 – Jan 7, 2016.
Opening Reception Jan 6, 2016.Icon8

The most concise way to describe my work is that, regardless of dimension, it is always a collage. Whether I’m clipping images of fur from Harper’s Bazaar and pasting them onto shiny cake trays or combining Styrofoam, sugar and countless miniature decorative pink fabric roses, it always comes together as collage.

What draws me to this process is that each element involved in the composition retains its identity and original frame of reference while working together with disparate elements to create a new whole. This combination creates a new context and a new perspective through which to view these familiar objects.

This process also feels like the most direct way to engage in conversation about social constructs. How much easy can it get to discuss perceptions of value than by bringing together large amounts of gold, some 24k gold leaf, some spent chocolate wrappers, until they become indistinguishable from one another. The precious element becomes as relevant, or irrelevant as the refuse it is now a part of.

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