Art Murmur is pleased to present “BIG BABIES,” an exhibition exploring the psychology of modern consumerism.
Three visually diverse artists - JIM CARON, YAYA CHOU, AND PAMELA GRAU
TWENA interrogate the plasticity of contemporary culture with a sense
of playful sarcasm.
Caron has been creating comic madness within the pages of Coagula Art
Journal for 12 years. He has most recently begun exposing his deepest,
darkest secrets on canvas. The intertwining, anthropomorphic chaos of
his work takes on a new perspective with large-scale creations that
seize the mind’s eye with visual excitement. He mocks the naivety of
pop culture with juxtaposed images of satiety and nihilism.
Chou’s work explores the dichotomy found inside highly developed
societies where consequences of actions are ignored. Western cultures
worship youth yet fail to provide adequate protection for their young.
Children are fed harmful artificial ingredients in foods that
inevitably cause damage. Through color and taste children are seduced
into becoming gluttonous consumers.
Grau Twena paints baby bodies engaged in silent disconnected dialogues.
They are psychological metaphors that visualize the silent dilemma of
the "wounded child," a state of angst that simmers in many of us. Her
paintings refer to an inner voice that pleads for expression but is
trapped in childhood constructions. The Babies also symbolize the
self-centered nature of unaccountable consumerism – a state of mind
becoming all too fashionable.
universal theme of the nature of innocence and fall from grace has been
explored by artists from the beginning of time. Please join Art Murmur
Gallery for this exciting, provocative exhibition.