And Justice for Mall of America
November 2, 2012 – December 22, 2012
Wrought with humorous irony, Brent Birnbaum’s works reference pop culture in a critical and unexpected manner.
Wrought with humorous irony, Brent Birnbaum's works reference pop culture in a critical and unexpected manner. Using materials such as tennis shoes and baseball caps, he engages the viewer on a personal level, via the clothes s/he wears to break down the barrier between viewer and artwork. Birnbaum works with the pop culture debris that he finds visually compelling, piecing it together to make a collective and eclectic history twisted to his own liking. Birnbaum's sculptures teeter on the line absurd but the playfulness masks a subtextual critical dialogue.
Brent Birnbaum lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his BFA from the University of North Texas and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He recently exhibited at Scope Miami, and was also selected to be a part of the MoMA PS1 Studio Visit.
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