DARREN HOUSER

MYTHOPOEIC
This body of work is an expression of the struggle to reconcile the dualistic nature of religion; its altruistic foundations and its malevolent complicities so apparent within our modern perspective.  This art depicts the confusion inherent in trying to navigate these two opposing faces to find a personal religious truth.  Bringing together appropriated content from divergent sources, I have created disorienting images of caricatured rhetoric showing the tortured folly of that quest.  There is an interesting relationship between the cartoon style characters from comic books and the figures from religious stories I was taught as a child.  In my mind, both are parodies of reality used to represent the deep and complex issues of our human nature.  By deconstructing the original narrative context of these images and segments of texts, the veracity initially ascribed to them is dissolved allowing for a personal investigation into what we perceive to be religious ‘truth’ and how hortatory rhetoric can construct artifice within our minds.

 

 

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Houser Assesention
Asscension

archival inkjet & lithography
15 x 11 inches
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Darren Houser reflection series

Darren Houser reflection series

Darren Houser reflection series

Darren Houser reflection series

Reflections - Series

mixed medi
a and collage
8.5 x 6 inches

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