Martin Basher's three large-scale mirrored vitrines appear reflective and slightly translucent by day, revealing their contents only at night. Lit from within and stocked with both high- and low-end consumer products, fabricated structures, and hand-made paintings, the cubes begin to mimic retail spaces where strange paintings hypothesize a future satisfied by consumer desires. Blending together ideas of retail display, advertising and Modernism, Basher's work questions the environmental and social implications of consumption in our times. From the Public Art Fund website
Minimal Consumption/Reflective Sublime/Aspirational Sunset Art can be viewed at Brooklyn's MetroTech Plaza in the Public Art Fund exhibition TOTAL RECALL.
Image: installation views of Martin Basher's public art work Minimal Consumption/Reflective Sublime/Aspirational Sunset Art, commissioned by the Public Art Fund, NYC for the exhibition TOTAL RECALL at the MetroTech Plaza, downtown Brooklyn