With surveillance cameras almost everywhere we go it’s hard not to feel constantly watched in today’s society. In Cyclops, from the Made in Canada series, Mark Adornato creates an eerie dystopian image, that is frighteningly closer to reality then we would like to think. As Adornato describes the series,
“My latest body of work, Made In Canada is a reaction to a rapidly changing North American culture, a reflection of contentious and contemporary social and political issues, and an exploration of the impact of consumerism and our societies preoccupation with material goods. The mixed-media installation consists of more than a dozen artworks and epigrams including 2D and 3D pieces. The materials used include reclaimed and recycled objects such as vintage toys, old advertising, antique media electronics (vacuum tubes, phonographs, radios, telephones, cameras), WW2-era gas masks, fur and antlers. Pieces are mounted on century-old reclaimed wood instead of canvas, and framed in reused ornate frames.”
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