Stephen G. Rhodes, ‘Weird Rear Exemption’, 2014, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie
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Stephen G. Rhodes

Weird Rear Exemption, 2014

Paint, wax, brass, dirt on board, framed
86 3/5 × 44 1/10 in
220 × 112 cm
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Stephen G. Rhodes
American, b. 1977
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Borrowing ideas from theme parks, period cinema, TV shows, and museum displays, Stephen G. Rhodes splices together historical and pop-cultural artifacts in amalgamations of video, collage, photography, and sculpture. His sprawling installations, which often embrace humor and a low-tech approach, attempt to unearth our collective unconscious. For example, Rhodes’s 2010 film installation Receding Mind: Circle of Shit was inspired by Steve Allen’s late-1970s TV talk show “Meeting of the Minds,” which featured dramatized roundtable discussions among historical figures such as Cleopatra, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Attila the Hun, and Emily Dickinson.

Stephen G. Rhodes, ‘Weird Rear Exemption’, 2014, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie
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About the work
Stephen G. Rhodes
American, b. 1977
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Borrowing ideas from theme parks, period cinema, TV shows, and museum displays, Stephen G. Rhodes splices together historical and pop-cultural artifacts in amalgamations of video, collage, photography, and sculpture. His sprawling installations, which often embrace humor and a low-tech approach, attempt to unearth our collective unconscious. For example, Rhodes’s 2010 film installation Receding Mind: Circle of Shit was inspired by Steve Allen’s late-1970s TV talk show “Meeting of the Minds,” which featured dramatized roundtable discussions among historical figures such as Cleopatra, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Attila the Hun, and Emily Dickinson.

Stephen G. Rhodes

Weird Rear Exemption, 2014

Paint, wax, brass, dirt on board, framed
86 3/5 × 44 1/10 in
220 × 112 cm
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