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Exhibition Detail
SKULLPHONE HISTORY MUSEUM at RAM
3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501


June 3rd, 2008 - July 26th, 2008
Opening: 
June 7th, 2008 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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"Skullphone" is an artist who works anonymously in city streets and deserted highways, incorporating his artwork into the detritus of the urban environment. While ten foot tall posters loom high above building walls, small supporting incarnations of his image blend into utilitarian spaces. In these environments, Skullphone's image immediately cuts through the typically mundane worlds of gas stations, public bathrooms, parking meters, roll-up gates, and trash dumpsters, the unique platforms and non-blank canvases from which Skullphone "speaks".

For Skullphone's installation at RAM, the artist has recreated his past street-level environments within Anytown, USA while referencing new frontiers in outdoor digital media. Using the museum's alcoves as a starting point, Skullphone History Museum creates an environment reminiscent of a natural history museum's dioramas. Replacing nature with entirely man-made objects, this unnatural exhibit monumentalizes the quotidian objects of our world (our bathrooms, our hallways) built around and serving as the starting point for the artist's embedded meme.


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