Ann Blaas and Adam Zinanni

Show ran from 2/1/2006 to 2/25/2006

“Identity is Something you Shop For,” installation

“We are creating a space/environment that questions the artist’s role as a competitor in our consumer-driven society.  One finds an intensified spectacle of sound and vision that lures viewers to shop for art the way they shop for other merchandise.  Questioning both why shopping has become such an important past-time in today’s culture, and whether art has any place in this era — an era where the shopper enjoys a vacation/fantasy environment (like Hollister) selling surfing to the Midwest.  Where no one leaves the store without picking up a souvenir (a t-shirt).”