JUNE 19, exchange

by Martha Whittington 

Detail, Exchange by Martha Whittington Image courtesy of the Artist

Detail, Exchange by Martha Whittington Image courtesy of the Artist

exchange

Exchange is an installation of wall and free-standing sculptural objects depicting the absorption and subtle elimination of a native culture through assimilation and economic manipulation. Although this installation particularly addresses the Native American ethos, it is also refers to the more general concept of the inequitable exchange that delimits our modern culture.   For example, a low value consumer good with a false but high cultural value.  I continue to explore the reversal of materials to draw the viewer’s attention to a point in history.  The viewer is presented with beautifully crafted but synthetic “trade goods,” focused towards the destructive impact of false economy.

Detail, Exchange by Martha Whittington Image courtesy of the Artist

Detail, Exchange by Martha Whittington Image courtesy of the Artist

Gallery Hours: Wed & Fri I 4:00pm - 7:00 pm

Dashboard Galleries, 492 31 North Avenue Atlanta GA 30306

On view through July 15

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