CONSIDERABLE SHOULDER PADS: Brandon Cordrey
CONSIDERABLE SHOULDER PADS considers the information churned out during an election year—its amount and effect. Technology and the internet allow us to access lots of information immediately and continuously, but quantity doesn’t equal quality. And having so much information doesn’t result in a better-informed electorate. With so much information in our hands, you’d think we’d know more. We choose TV channels, podcasts, and talk-radio stations that reinforce what we already believe rather than encourage us to consider what we immediately dismiss. With all of this information—and all the yelling, spinning, cursing, lying— statements go unchecked, opinions become fact, and offensive language is forgotten with the next day’s headlines.
The works exhibited in CONSIDERABLE SHOULDER PADS are meant to visually represent, create caricatures of, or comment on the United States’ current political climate and the coverage of the 2016 elections.