Kristen Rego Exhibition
September 8 – October 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm
Center for the Digital Arts – Peekskill
My newest series of digital collages deals with imagery from grocery stores and food delivery trucks. Posters of weekly deals and newsprint advertisements evoke memories of rich flavor and saturated color. Imagery from lettuce and meat distributers promise a “utopian experience” within their product. The glossy exterior presents itself as a trusting, consistent product, though the line between what we’re buying and what we’re promised is often blurred. The source of our food is concealed behind a finished product. Like the brands I reference, I prefer my collages to be pleasing and attractive but to belie a more questionable content.