“There’s an electric typewriter on a table; nearby stands a portable television set. In the recent past each of these conduits of ideas and sensations not only played a part in changing how we work, but transformed who and what we are. Today, both machines are obsolete, their tasks having been taken over by functionally streamlined replacements. What makes such obsolescence—the inescapable consequence of living and dying in time—visible and palpable, rather than something we only think about, is that each has been encased in a skin-like layer of wax…”
Read Geoff Wichert’s review of Jorge Rojas’ Waxworks exhibit at Mestizo Gallery in the July 2011 edition of 15 Bytes.
Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.