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Modes of Production is a group exhibition with works by Brittni Harvey, Malek Lazri and Alison Whitworth. Modes of Production brings the work of these three artists together as conversation on the forces and relations of alienation, exploitation and fetishism humans struggle with in a capitalist society.

Curated by Sarah Nation.

Join us Friday evening, April 17th, for the opening reception of the group exhibition 'Modes of Production' in the ATM Gallery space.

Friday, April 17, 2015
ATM Gallery
5305 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Free & open to the public / starts at 7PM

Brittni Harvey explores the personal experience of growing up in a trailer park and seeks to create art work that examines industrial modes of production, as well as the stigma that revolves around the culture itself. The intention of this idea is to relate to the formulation of the mobile home, and the characters that are so often associated with these communities. Working in the past with a process of creating vinyl stencils in aid of applying paint to canvas, it emphasized a manufactured and mass produced product. Thus, exploring the ideology of manufactured homes and factory produced living situations that allow for low income housing. Currently, working within the mode of dyeing, printing, and material objects, the idea of precise repetition is approached. Along side the reproducible image, pigment on manufactured objects, and use of synthetic fixtures, allude to an off-putting interior space.

Alison Whitworth received BFAs in Printmaking and Communication Design from Texas State University. Her work is guided by process-driven experiments in pushing surfaces, materials, and spatial relationships. Drawing on an array of influences, from the airy aesthetics of 60’s and 70’s finish fetishists to the exacting compositions of contemporary commercial designers, she plays with subtle illusions in colors of natural light by way of printed gradients, patterns, and transparent materials.

Malek Lazri invites the viewer to peek into the world of sexual fetishization, and in doing so makes the audience a part of this body of work. Rather than just displaying charged images, Lazri has developed an involved and voyeuristic manner of viewing them. The surface of each each device mimics the themes associated with each fetish to reinforce the subject. These devices are intended to feel more machine like, functioning more as a tool than as a nonfunctional sculpture. By interacting with the the subject in such a way exposure, shock and pleasure become one. Lazri received a BFA in Metals from Texas State University and continually tries to combine these darkly playful concepts with meticulous and skillful execution.
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