Monday, August 27, 2007

if culture cast were in la....

I'd want to be covering this exhibit at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery.

Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait

by Chris Jordan

"This new series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. My underlying desire is to affirm and sanctify the crucial role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming."

some pics to whet your appetite:

here's the full scoop.

1 comment:

JJM said...

I'd love to see that. Terrifying.