Mike Marcon: TEOTWAYKI

Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

June 24 to August 5, 2017

Opening: 2-5pm on Saturday, June 24

Main Gallery, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

Modern Fuel is pleased to present Mike Marcon's exhibition TEOTWAYKI from June 24 to August 5, 2017. 

Artist Statement

Drawing influence from post apocalyptic folklore and Western survivalist culture, my practice examines the irrational fears, macho fantasies and general overkill that increasingly populate narratives of late Capitalism. 

TEOTWAYKI focuses on the physical and textual language of shelters. The cabin in the woods, the bomb shelter, and the “When the Shit Hits The Fan” retreat symbolize both the hyperbole and paranoia that exists on the fringes of Western societies, while at the same time symbolizing the cultural and intellectual bankruptcy at the core of our postindustrial, postmodern world order.

About the Artist

Mike Marcon lives and works in Windsor, Ontario. He received his MFA from the University of Windsor in 2015. His work has been shown across Canada; including galleries at the Sculpture Society of Canada (Toronto), Arnica, Artist-Run-Centre (Kamloops), Centre d’exposition de Rouyn-Noranda (Rouyn-Noranda QC), and the Art Gallery of Windsor (Windsor).

An image of the shed in Modern Fuel's Main Gallery space