After visitors have looked at all the artwork in Graphic Attack!, they always return to the installation by Greg Haberny. They always have to look at it more closely, realizing that they definitely missed something the first time around.
Greg Haberny seeks to re-interpret the cultural lifestyles and ideologies that pervade American society today through his art. Installation art is his vehicle to exaggerate the absurdity of the media circus and the violent images which have become status quo and which unchallenged, serve to further inundate our society in repression. Haberny hopes that an observer will walk away from his installations with a better understanding of his or her role in this “American Dream”; to redefine it for themselves and reclaim it as their own. His point of departure stems from satire and comedy. There are racial references as well as distortions of 1950’s commercialism with an undertone of contemporary urban street art. Haberny’s thematic vision is based on pop culture, politics, advertising, religion, and world history. Through his art he dismantles the politically correct conformist world around him. He utilizes gallery space to create an environment that engages the viewer and encourages participation. His installations utilize the walls, ceilings, and floor that reflect the content of his works individually and as a whole.
Also, read the rejection letters on his site, it is hilarious!
Come by and check out Greg Haberny’s thought provoking installation at 1:AM gallery! You only have until June 19th to see it in person!!!