Bob Bozak: Realignment
November 02 to February 09, 2013
Realignment features a variety of new sculptures by well-known London artist Bob Bozak. Each work is inspired by and underscores the importance of automobile culture in North American life. All reference the aesthetic concepts and social values surrounding cars, riffing on ideas of status, power and opulence.
By combining shiny powder-coat paint and polished chrome with projected images, assemblage, and mixed media, Bozak adds further nuance to his career-long interest in popular culture and the ethics that lie beneath its manifestations. In Realignment, he scrutinizes the mystique of car names, exotic logos and design, and other elements of lifestyle “branding.” By tweaking consumer language and highlighting processes of fabrication (of the individual artist and industry) Bozak turns iconography upside down to reveal pervasive desires, hopes and anxieties in modern life.
Bozak studied at the Alberta College of Art in the 1960s and received his MFA from York University in the mid-1980s. Always an experimenter, his practice has involved painting and drawing, installation and ceramics. Realignment, which will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue, is Bozak’s first solo exhibition at Museum London in over twenty years.
Generously supported by the Museum London Foundation through its Light on London Campaign.