Friday 22 August – Saturday 30 August
Marilyn Schneider, Mega Mansion, 2012. Foam core, DVD cases, Chroma key paint, cardboard, 150 x 60 x 75 cm.
For Lifestyle Display Marilyn Schneider uses sculptural installation to examine the visual language of surfaces and logos in commercial spaces. These reconstructions critique the generic aesthetic looks and stylistic attitudes that present the viewer with a seemingly excessive display of wealth and status.
Using imagery derived from luxury trade shows, celebrity homes and high-end fashion stores, the installation investigates what the spectaculisation of the urban landscape reveals about our culture. Synthetic and industrial materials are used to create imitations that critique how different forms of artifice attempt to manipulate the subject in the public sphere.
Marilyn Schneider is currently completing her Masters of Fine Art at UNSW COFA in Sculpture and Installation. She has been awarded several studio residencies at Red Gate, Parramatta Artist Studios, Fraser Studios and the Firstdraft Depot. Schneider has been included in several exhibitions at 55 Sydenham Road, Firstdraft, Alaska Projects and Artspace. She recently held a solo show at MOP.
Marilyn’s work can also be viewed in the 2014 John Fries Award at UNSW Galleries