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In Bounties from the Late Abundant Age

PAST
UPCOMING
Exhibition
Moving Image

In Bounties from the Late Abundant Age (2021), Bacon’s site-specific work at POST selects an oft ignored but nevertheless ubiquitous icon in contemporary consumer culture: the miniature labels on grocery store produce. These labels, which establish each produce item as a inventoried commodity, are condensed signifiers for a diverse network of agro-producers, cold-chain logistic companies, and food retailers that together constitute the contemporary world’s food chain. Bacon’s intense focus on these diminutive labels -- their materiality, specific graphic construction and instinctive icon making strategies -- poetically expresses, animates and interrogates the “super-structure” of how we access food systems. The playful moving images make manifest the contemporary world’s social and economic aspirations and its means of indexing through decoration and adornment. Together, these dancing labels uncover beauty from the mundane while also telegraphing the anxieties, affiliations, longings, and ambitions of our post-modern age.

Time
Dates
11/13/21
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1/2/22
Location
X Atrium - L1 Southwest Gallery
Hours
Mon
Closed
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Tue
Closed
11:00 am
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6:00 pm
Wed
Closed
11:00 am
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9:00 pm
Thu
Closed
11:00 am
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6:00 pm
Fri
Closed
11:00 am
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6:00 pm
Sat
Closed
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Sun
Closed
11:00 am
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4:00 pm

Free to public

No RSVP required

About the Artist

About the Exhibitor

Drew Bacon (b. 1988, San Antonio, TX) grew up in Houston, Texas before earning a BFA in drawing and painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In the years following his BFA study, he returned to Houston and developed his work around an interest in communication structure, media and history. Using sourced and collected archives, Bacon explores a subject through an intersection of drawing, animation and installation. In 2021, Bacon completed an MFA in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, he is currently based in Los Angeles. The body of work presented at POST Atrium X approaches the ubiquitous produce sticker, asking what is held within it.

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Credit

Curation

Christine Starkman, Curator, POST Houston

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