Salad Days is a multimedia installation consisting of sculpture, prints, painting, and artist’s books. Viewers are transported to a period of youthful innocence as they climb up into a fort reminiscent of the childhood ideal. The gallery floor forms pathways between patches of decaying grass littered with a colorful array of objects, creating a scene reminiscent of a cluttered backyard in suburban America. Beneath the pleasing layers of youthful nostalgia are cynical reminders of the realities and anxieties that accompany adulthood. Beyond being a platform for the thematic dialogue, the exhibition provides an opportunity for new relationships with the audience as they are asked to participate and contribute to the library of artist’s books. It is the mission of Salad Days to provide an immersive creative experience that is subversive, nostalgic, and interactive.
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