In honor of the Presidential Election and the presence of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, InLiquid presents America, an exhibition of artwork that celebrates the natural beauty and unique culture of the United States.
Christopher Brown’s landscape photography offers a joyous reflection on the monumental scale and beauty of the American West. The gorgeous tones of the palladium prints capture in stunning detail scenes from the Mojave Desert, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, and beyond. Brown’s straightforward depiction of his subject matter allows for uninhibited appreciation of the visual splendor so abundant in the United States.
Matthew Courtney’s playful sculptures engage with American pop culture and kitsch. By making snowmen from baseballs, he is creating a correlation between two very common cultural elements which are not typically associated. The two forms are at once very familiar, and yet made strange by their perplexing context.
Janos Korodi creates beautifully painted landscapes using street view from Google Maps as source material. The distortions and glitches in the image presented by the computer program are emphasized by painterly brush strokes and vibrant and gritty color. The otherwise ordinary view of a desert highway or a rural backroad is made dramatic and interesting by the skillful application of paint. The choice of using Google as the source for the image, rather than direct observation is perhaps a sly statement on contemporary behavioral patterns.
John Y Wind
Collecting the ephemera and objects that make up the everyday experience — ticket stubs, coffee mugs, shopping bags, headphones, old reading glasses, dry cleaning tags — John Y Wind assembles sculptures directly from the material world. The particular arrangement of the objects tell a personal story, but also reflect the wider context of social trends during a particular time and place.