Michael Rea: Soirée
Michael Rea creates objects that are incongruous with what they intend to represent. Using unfinished wood to create objects as varying as instruments (guitars, drum kits, etc.), fallen space ships, jet skis, and arrays of weaponry, Rea's work takes on hallucinogenic qualities. Fabricating objects in such a delusional manner infuses his work with an undeniable sense of humor and wonder as Rea comments on the temporal nature of pop culture. Finding beauty in fantasy and failure, his sculptures revel in fictitious interpretation and mirage reality.