Jun
18
2017
<em>Chase What Matters</em>
 

Jonathan Monaghan
Chase What Matters, 2017
From the series Police State Condo
Dye sublimation on aluminum, 3D printed 18K gold plated brass, acrylic, MDF
25 x 25 x 1 in / 63.5 x 63.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition of 3

Evoking dread and uncertainty surrounding wealth, authority, and consumerism, the works in the ongoing series Police State Condo appear like advertisements for luxury apartments yet are permeated by an ominous foreboding. Security cameras, TSA checkpoints, and distorted ATM machines seamlessly blend with designer fabrics and penthouse views. Composed of both two-dimensional imagery and 3D printed sculptural reliefs, the works explore the space between the virtual and physical; imagination and reality. Chase What Matters depicts a panopticon-like orb floating in front of columns of windows. Its core contains ornate golden spikes that appear to be monstrous teeth in a jet black mouth.
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