Marc Brandenburg’s exhibition includes five new drawing works and three hand made sticker collage panels as well as a video projection of earlier drawings. The drawings and stickers continue Brandenburg’s exploration of carnival, fashion, club culture and other dark pop imagery. The photonegative realistic drawings are rich with pattern and are made using the dense, glowing graphite technique that Brandenburg pioneered in the late 1990s. For this show he has drafted numerous small drawings and assembled groups, which are framed together. The sticker collages allow a visually lighter exploration of hand drawn, negative imagery from our heavily mediated visual history.
Brandenburg chose the Tilt as the exhibition title for its multiple meanings such as: to cause to slope by raising one end … the phrase “full tilt” implies a dangerous, speeding mass, while pinball fans know “tilt” as the fatal paralysis of a game caused by being too violent with the machine itself, the moment when loss of control means the loss of a life, (if only 25 cent life). Each meaning describes a power shift and movement.