Con-Struct-Ed: new work by Levente Sulyok
January 7 - February 7, 2013
The Reynolds Gallery welcomes contemporary artist, Levente Sulyok's, Con-Struct-Ed, an exhibition of painting, drawings, and sculpture that addresses our current economic situation, which started with the 2008 financial crisis.
The body of work in the exhibit began with Sulyok collecting a list of financial slogans from institutions connected to the subprime mortgage crisis. The backdrops of the paintings in the exhibit are based on stills from Sergio Leone's western films, which idealize the west as the land of the free but also portray it to be violent and lawless, full of morally ambiguous characters motivated by money alone.
Levente Sulyok grew up in Hungary, watching these films dubbed in his native tongue. Sulyok's interest in these films lies in his observations that the fictionalized notions of the west, questions about individual agency, utter violence and greed, and the notion of the "man with no name," all describe our current corporate landscape.
During the January 8th opening reception, Levente Sulyok will give an artist lecture 7:00-8:00 p.m. in lecture room 209, adjacent to Reynolds Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.
University of the Pacific, "Con-Struct-Ed: new work by Levente Sulyok" (2013). Reynolds Gallery Exhibits Archive. 33.