David Trautrimas: A Recollection of Spoils
DAVID TRAUTRIMAS PRESENTS A RECOLLECTION OF SPOILS AT THE PAUL ELIA GALLERY!
It’s a pleasure to present A Recollection of Spoils, a still life exhibition of laser-cut & screen printed foods by David Trautrimas.
Now that the Stay At Home orders are lifted and the gallery is allowed to open up at reduced capacity, it feels like the right time to come out of hibernation and enjoy a COVID safe evening of synthetic food!
There is a witty brightness to these recognizable forms, both playful and uncanny. They are referential, yet intentionally allusory with a skewing of scale and commercial product names. Though the foods and related products are readily recognizable, the works’ saturated palette and simplified forms evoke a hyper-exaggerated nostalgia that is strangely not quite real. The plastic materials that Trautrimas has used suspend the food in time. They cannot rot, renouncing any possibility of death or decay. Being fully synthetic comes at the cost of forfeiting all semblances of life.
On Opening Night Social distancing and masking protocols will be strictly enforced.
- Only 6 guests will be permitted in the gallery at a time.
- The gallery will be laid out as a single designated one way route.
- Separate entrances and exits are available to limit contact.
- There is a large outdoor area adjacent to the gallery for safe socializing.
Exhibition runs from Friday, June 25 – Sunday, July 25
After the opening night gallery viewings are by appointment only.
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(*booking appointment not required for opening night)