Visual Arts Program

Saturday, February 16, 2002 — Friday, March 22, 2002


Installation in the Rear Project Room by Joshua Marks The work of Joshua Marks is emphatically immersed in the implications of the American Dream and its reality as a dream that feeds off an endless cycle of consumption. Predominately sculptural, Marks' work that is as clean and precise as many of the iconic images he addresses: the home, the car, the finely manicured lawn. What fascinates Marks is the refinement and marketing of status in America, the things and images that are contrived to perpetuate an idealized image of American life. While never claiming to be above or outside the consumer-saturated society, Marks' work reflects his own hyper-awareness of the endless commodification of the Dream, a systemic packaging and selling of possibility.