Big Babies

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Big Babies

129 E. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
November 8th, 2007 - December 29th, 2007
Opening: November 10th, 2007 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tue-Thur 1-7, Wed-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5


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.

Jim 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.

Yaya 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.

Pamela 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.

The 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.