“Vinyl Arcade,” a solo exhibition of paintings by advanced painting student David Maxwell Stewart, is on display through December 14 in the Third Floor Gallery of Maier Hall.
“My practice has focused on digital image making which explores encounters with modernity's refuse in dialog with its cultural hallmarks,” Stewart said.” Pre-existing consumer products are relied upon heavily as a basis for imagery, blending used aesthetics with new forms.”
Dialog regarding the intersections of consumption and reflection inform his work, including “schlock television and participatory journalism, budget deficits and postmodern literature.” He reconsiders media, from vinyl banner as canvas to computer as palette.
“Digging for answers about the endgame of consumer nirvana leads to the same hole from which the phenomenon sprang yet I'm going to keep digging,” he said.
The display is free and open to the public.
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