Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Anna Uddenberg and Nicolas Ceccaldi at MEGA Foundation

Anna Uddenberg & Nicolas Ceccaldi at MEGA Foundation

Ceccaldi now making paintings like high-school students from the internet, and Uddenberg's physically manifesting advertorial fetish for both tech and flesh in cyborg refresh to Allen Jones, all the odder for their ambivalence.  Both engaged with embodying cultural representations (which might explain the odd cardboard modernism) where identity is emergent from cultural signs rather than any sort of inherence, becomes currently impossible to imagine an identity outside of cultural signs. Uddenberg's recent sculpture are weirder than Jones' because they seem to emerge from the surrealism of culture itself, rather than the artifact of some dirty boy's head.

See too: “About Face” at Kayne GriffinNicolas Ceccaldi at Project Native InformantNicolas Ceccaldi at MathewDavid Rappeneau at Queer Thoughts