Assorted Tropicals at NoBa Artspace
August 12 - September 2, 2017
Assorted Tropicals is an exhibition of paintings and sculptural objects that consider the overlap between consumerist aspirations and nostalgia. Within their separate individual studio practices, Alex Ebstein, Jess Machacek, Eric Simmons, and Elliot Walters use a casual representational approach to unpack the transaction between memory, place, and object that happens after a vacation ends. They consider the souvenir purchased as a tiny portal of reminiscence and flashback to aquamarine leisure and fun.
Featured in the exhibition are works from Ebstein’s yoga mat paintings, Machacek’s vinyl panels, Simmons’ landscapes, and Walters’ ceramic swimming pool vases.