Nikita Gale

(left) the artist, from Creative Loafing
(right) Love or Something, Ink, tape on paper, 9 3/4” x 7 1/4”

"My work seeks to humanize the roles of "spectator" and "consumer" within a system based on the consumption of symbols and materials. Recurring themes throughout my work are advertising and memory which I explore through the mediums of photography, text-based work and painting. Through the use of found and original imagery, I generate tableaux where the symbol and the symbolized exist simultaneously within one space. I am interested in the narrative that emerges in such situations — the viewer is confronted with the absurdity of the spatial, physical relationship presented which subsequently brings attention to his passive consumption of such relationships." her site