Bree Apperely and Patrick Lundeen are attracted to objects and images not for their perceived value or because of where they rank in the hierarchy of valuable objects or images. Objects to them hold none of the hierarchies that humans place on them - a piece of tinfoil is just as interesting as a 24 carat earring would be. These two artists are guided by the visual ecstasy and emotional presence they encounter in their surroundings, and their unique versions of what constitutes "real". They respond to ready-made material and imagery in a manner that runs amok across any kind of ideas of tasteful aesthetics or outright kitsch - any and all perceived rules of ‘this should be like that’ to ‘that should be like this’ are fair game and rich fodder for new compositions and combinations that purposely ask us to reconsider our own value we place on certain kinds of images or objects. While Apperley’s photos, sculptures and wall works have a central sense of controlled complexity and subtlety, Patrick Lundeen’s paintings, sculptures and installations are chaotic, visceral and loud.
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