Paper Tiger: Works by John Vogt
Friday, September 5th, 6-9pm
September 1 - October 26, 2008
John Vogt will delve into the consequences of misguided ambition and other human follies through his new works in Paper Tiger. Vogt pulls imagery from a variety of sources ranging from pop culture to theology, confronting his audience with symbols of power and permanence while revealing their inevitable path to self-destruction.
Influenced stylistically by the world of design, Vogt creates stark stripped down icons emblematic of human greed and excess, whether it is the Tower of Babel, the mighty German U-boats of WWII or the latest in reality T.V programming they are all doomed to the same fate. Paper Tiger dissects our culture both past and present with drawings, mixed media and sculpture to reveal the darker side of humanity’s drive to succeed.
John Vogt is a previous recipient of the Jerome Fellowship and was a McKnight Fellowship finalist. Paper Tiger will be his first solo exhibition.
Photographs by Rik Sferra