Monday, May 04, 2009

John Salvest: Not Myself Lately

John Salvest... .22 Caliber Flag (Detail) (Lead and copper-tipped bullets). From the exhibition John Salvest: Not Myself Lately at Morgan Lehman Contemporary. "...Salvest continues to challenge pre-conceived notions of the purpose and value of common objects in everyday life. Taking various artifacts (matches, coins, pills, cigarette butts, magnets, etc.), Salvest refashions them to be viewed from an entirely different perspective. This re-contextualizing gives an emotional power and saturated purpose to the ordinary and ephemeral."


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