Always a beguiling social pundit, Olaf Breuning has created an immersive installation of steel sculptures and large photo collages to continue his discerning humor and astute visual language. These new works identify the artist's mind and studio as consipicious sites of transformation and production, where surges of stimuli from daily life are methodically registered, metabolized and repurposed.
For Breuning, 25 iimposing round collages of his staged photographes model the world we find ourselves in. Measuring up to 9 feet tall, they reference cartoon text bubbles, and are busting with torrents of anonymous characters and chocolate coins, earth shaped bean bags, brain models and rubber breasts - everyday commodities that often reiterate other objects. Independent narratives swivel within each orb, and link together to present the progression of recent history as a multivalent, dynamic dollision of outbursts rather than a linear itinerary. Their round shapes add vivacity to the tunbling compositions, but also intimate a sense of ephemerality and instability.