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Michele Pred

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You Are What You Buy Thread on Canvas 20" X 20"
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American Red Cross, 2008 Airport Confiscated Items 13" X 13"
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red, black , and white flag, 2011 Razor Blades 12"x 16"
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Travelers , 2011 Wood, Confiscated TSA Metal 42x36, Ed 3/3 © Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Fischer Gallery
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Equal Rights Amendment , 2013 Vintage Purse, Birth Control Pills, Enamel and Plexi 13 X 12 1/2 X 3 Inches
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My Body My Business, featured within 'Your body is a battleground' © Courtesy of the Artist and Weinberg/Newton Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Francisco
Representing galleries
Tags
airport, confiscated, razor, blades, Barcode, 2D, iphone, Embroidery, mixed-media, installation, collective, research, conceptual, sculpture
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016
Home Land Security
Fort Winfield Scott
Statement

I work with man made/manufactured items that are no longer in use, items which retain cultural significance despite having been removed from everyday life. Whether they be objects confiscated from airport security check points or discarded cell phone chargers they are symptomatic of our cultural wasteland, of the excesses and debris generation that drive our consumer culture.

Yet, in my eyes these often nondescript and aesthetically unappealing objects assume a haunting beauty when heaped together or otherwise placed into juxtaposition with one another. However ugly they may be individually, these mass produced pieces take on a intriguing organic quality when placed together.

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