Max De Esteban: Heads Will Roll
September 12, 2015 - October 30, 2015
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89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
- 212 796 2070
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 12, 6pm–8pm
Heads Will Roll is the fourth and final installment of de Esteban’s challenging and provocative Propositions series—a long term and rigorous investigation of society’s embracement of technologies, in particular, the dawn of the bio-cybernetic era.
To construct the artworks in Heads Will Roll, de Esteban has mined a mass media that generates an incessant stream of imagery of war, violence, and disasters 24/7 into our homes, offices, public and private spaces. De Esteban merges and juxtaposes images, texts and found objects, to produce photomontages that present a cacophony of information that is at once dense with information yet visually legible. The resulting artworks are stunningly rich, visually beautiful constructions that at the same time reveal a world where violence, imagined or real, is always looming. The intention of the artist is for the viewer to be left almost totally out of balance, in a state of anxiety and unease.