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Christopher Reiger, Mongrel Truth


AG Gallery/About Glamour
107A North 3rd Street, 718-599-3044
September 8 - October 15, 2006
Reception: Friday, September 8, 7 - 10 PM
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Mongrel Truth consists of Reiger’s latest series of paintings accompanied by a collection of 20 small drawings.

Reiger’s work is principally concerned with contemporary man’s mutable conception of Nature and his relationship to his animal armature. Growing up on the rural Delmarva Peninsula, his youthful days of hunting, fishing, or simply playing were similar to those of Lewis Carol’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Those childhood adventures let him built his interest in Nature and its relationship to human being. Evolving into a fascination with biology and behavioral science, he realized amazingly increasing numbers of facts about Nature, in the meantime, became aware of how human being is ignorant of these facts.

In this exhibition, Mongrel Truth, Reiger introduces an extreme beauty of ambivalent nature in imaginary landscapes. Animals are displaced, transplanted into hallucinatory landscapes, suggesting the possible scenarios of our contemporary cultural and political climate. He states that the global populace is increasingly uncertain and insecure. We embrace hybrid cosmologies, mixing our traditional stories and religions with science, consumerism and imported narratives. His latest series of paintings depicts our anxiety of this world-view hysterical transcendentalism.

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