Thursday, 10 September 2009
MYTHS OF THE MUNDANE - BECKY MAYNES
Le artiste Becky Maynes
MYTHS OF THE MUNDANE
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY BECKY MAYNES
The stagnancy of normality, the intrigue of suburbia and the subversion of the conscious.
Becky Maynes images of the construction of the perfectly landscaped suburbs of Canada, look on first glance like an advert for perfect suburban family living, but on a closer look, the presence of the machinery that builds these habitats becomes like a monstrous mother, giving birth to cold containers, over powering and compartmentalizing our modern lives.
Behind the walls linger ideas of bored house wives, frustrated fathers and adolescent children striving for a difference in their perfectly mundane surroundings.
These images speak volumes even with out the presence of any human form, but juxtaposed against these are a series of life studies, inter cut into the cold yet bright and colorful familiar imagery.
The figurative aspect of the works almost act like nymphs of modernity, darkly ethereal in their modern and natural context, giving an insight into a psyche of repressed desires.