Thursday, July 24, 2008

Victory of The Trivial

Here are some images from a new series of pictures that I will show at the Satellite Gallery in Auckland, opening Tuesday August 26.
Gallery director Shelley Hargis writes,
"The photographs in this new body of work from camera artist Harvey Benge are a departure from his usual take on cities and the urban landscape. Victory of the Trivial none-the-less continues Benge’s exploration into the nature of things and the signification to be found in the banal, the ordinary and the overlooked. Despite the apparent insignificance and banality of the subject matter, these disposable $2 objects seem to take on a life of their own and through his lens we find questions, narratives and strange ambiguities. Here Benge is commenting on systems of production, consumption and value and humankinds ceaseless quest for fulfillment through desire. The victory of the trivial."

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