Saturday, January 22, 2011

Love to Lose

Artist: Kambui Olujimi
Gallery: Catherine Clark Gallery
Exhibition Dates: January 8 - February 19, 2011

Looking at these and admitting you like them reveals a kinky side of yourself. They are decorative handcuffs, what automatically comes to mind, right? But then they are in a gallery, a nice gallery, hanging on the wall and asked to be looked at as objects of art, so you think you're simply an observer of the nicer things in life. I guess all art tells us something about ourself and repurposing objects does that too. There is no single reason for something to exist, while we might like to place things in categories, the hideous can be beautiful and the beautiful impure.

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