"Hope and Chains"
12 Midnite, "Hope and Chains," Acrylic and enamel circus banner, 48" x 60".
Solo show by Vancouver Pop Artist 12 Midnite at SMASH Gallery of Modern Art.
Opening reception: Friday, April 26th 8 to 11PM.
12 Midnite's 3 Ring Conspiracy is the roadside attraction on the road to ruin: a collection of circus banners, oddities and inventions that explore popular themes in our suspicious society.
Presented in Midnite’s trademark lowbrow style, he poses questions like:
Is Big Pharma creating a PHARMADEDDON of medical Malthusianism?
Was 911 really a RITUAL BLOOD SACRIFICE?
Is Monsanto, the company responsible for DDT, 24-d and PCBs and now supposedly feeding the world with their GMO FRANKENSEEDS using food as weapon of war?
Are vaccines being used for population reduction?
As in any self-respecting sideshow, there is a sprinkling of oddities like the mutated monster fish, a mummified reptile/rodent, some relics of forbidden archeology and an actual working model of a time travel helmet based on Tesla technology that uses Einstein’s theories of torsion fields to explore Steven Hawkins concepts of Quantum dynamics through Graham Hancock’s studies of shamanic entanglement.
The velvet gallery showcases Midnite’s mastery of revealing hidden meanings in common objects with a keen sense of the absurd by reworking the ubiquitous Mexican velvet painting into masterful vignettes from his nitemare world.