Abbi Blueher’s work engages the visual lexicon of glossy magazines of that dictates and upholds society's notions of sexuality, nationalism, power, ie the consecrated, the sacred, that which is worthy of being worshipped.Christian art has evolved into contemporary mass media of our Capitalist culture, dictating beauty and power in order to justify oppression, genocide, and exploitation as inherent and divine. From Illuminated text, to Martin Luther's list of grievances nailed on a door, to catalogues and magazines posturing as lifestyle enhancers, algorithm ads on Instagram, the tradition of insidious appropriations of social movements for capital gain has been maintained and enhanced for millennia. Abbi works to confront the brutality of this tradition, the inherited patriarchal dictation of meaning that distorts our sense of self by presenting these “sacred objects” in collage with contrasting ideas of power and sex by means of cutting together, pulling apart, folding, layering, tearing and sculpting.
Abbi will be the last nail in the coffin for Peak Void. Pay your respects @softspaceari 26 May - 8 June