Mikey Mosher: Biofeedback
@ Compound Yellow
244 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302
Opening Saturday, May 6th, from 2PM - 5PM
On view through Saturday, June 3rd
Join us May 6th from 2pm to 5pm for the opening reception of Mikey Mosher’s Exhibition Biofeedback!
Biofeedback: new works by Mikey Mosher
May 6th to June 3rd, 2023
This exhibition, “Biofeedback” is a body of work by Chicago-based artist Mikey Mosher, which reflects on and attempts to rectify the loss of tactility in contemporary American culture. This loss is particularly obvious in the context of technology, and our physical interactions with it. Touch screens lessen the physical sensation of every swipe, type, and tap, so much so that these sensations need to be simulated back into the experience through added haptic feedback. This loss of touch has stretched into our interpersonal relationships even more during the pandemic era. Reflecting on these patterns brought about this body of work which attempts to both embody this loss of tactility, but also be an act of resistance to that loss. Pieces in this exhibition involve “hands-off” production processes such as lasercutting, but also require significant “hands-on” methods like sanding, collaging, painting, and arranging.
Mikey Mosher is an interdisciplinary artist from Massachusetts, currently based in Chicago. He holds an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Much of his work is influenced by his undergraduate Religious Studies background. This academic study of the religious history of New England allowed him to root his reflections on the relationship between religion, spirituality, colonial power, and indoctrination in historical events that took place where he grew up. Since then, he has been using his artistic practice as an act of perpetual self-reeducation; a way of filtering and rearranging the information he picks up from contemporary media to reflect the grim and surreal reality that underlies all corners of American life. More recently, he sees his practice as a channel for genuine spiritual reflection, both for himself and his audience, while infusing cultural critique into that process.
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