The New Gallery of Modern Art is pleased to present our inaugural solo show with Aurora Robson. For Anthroposcenery, she has created a series of new wall-hanging collages and cluster sculpture. What is anthroposcenery? It is an adjective meaning "relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment."
Aurora describes her work and the show's title as:
My work is essentially an exercise in anti-discrimination. People have a tendency to create false hierarchies, treating certain materials or groups of people as if they have less value than others. We often forget to appreciate our good fortune in terms of experiencing anything or anyone at all. In the US, "junk mail" comes to us regardless of our attempts to unsubscribe from mailing lists. We are inundated with superfluous materials (like junk mail), which we touch for a few seconds, or moments, but take an enormous amount of energy and time to reach us in the first place - only to then become waste, clogging the delicate arteries of our eco-systems.
Reckless complicit consumption is just one of the roots of our self-destructiveness as a species. Our discriminatory nature traps us and will ultimately bury us in debris over time. Eventually we find ourselves forced to confront the materials and groups we've ignored or debased. What we resist persists.
I aim to communicate with people regardless of their socio-economic status, culture, degree of education, age, religion, or race with a message of personal and universal potentiality and reverence. My practice is an open invitation. I intentionally create work to be suggestive as opposed to representational. I focus on correlations.