Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo // Proof Of Purchase Art show NYC

We featured Berlin Based artist, Christa D’Angelo’s pieces in the current issue of The  WORK Magazine, which we love.  Christa is having her first solo exhibition in NYC on  Nov 10 – Dec 11, 2011.  Below is the press release.

If you are in NYC, go enlighten your eyes and brain cells with art that depicts society’s consumerism.  You’ll probably want to go shopping afterwards, or not…

Arts & Sciences PROJECTS is pleased to present “Proof of Purchase”, Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo’s first solo exhibition in New York City on view from November 10-December 11, 2011.

Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo’s exhibition at Arts & Sciences PROJECTS, located steps away from the Canal Street epicenter of cheap designer knock-offs, concurrently explores the allure and glamour of the luxury market while also functioning as a “safe space” for reflection and decompression for weary consumers lost in a world of Groupons™ and all-night super sales. Simultaneously criticizing and engaging the system, the artist’s installation, stocked with precious luxury items displayed on ready-made fixtures, functions also as a pop-up designer boutique where all is for sale, including “YOU.”

D’Angelo’s sculptural works, using materials sourced primarily from established retail venues and flea markets, set an alluring backdrop for her presentation of an altered Todd Selby coffee table book and digital C-prints originating from collages of Hollywood icons and Princess Diana adorned in lavish jewelry. A digital Look Book will be available to entice visitors to actively peruse D’Angelo’s merchandise, thus rendering them complicit in the desire to consume. As we dive head-on into the annual marathon of holiday shopping, “Proof of Purchase” investigates the contradictions embedded in advertising, global consumer culture, and the underlying motives deep within the new millennial psyche.

Arts & Sciences PROJECTS

368 Broadway #409

New York, NY 10013

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