‘American Cheese: an introspection’ — the very first official exhibition for the new movement in cyberSurrealist art and design — reached out to each participating artist with a call to explore object-based pieces expressing a certain sense of kitschy humor. The rather subversive goal of the original founding curators and investigative agent provocateurs centered around creating something unusually bad in the name of art— to perhaps bring out what might be considered the worst in us all.
Like André Breton’s original literary research and criticism of ‘Black Humor’ as conducted within the context of the Surrealiste Internationale nearly a century ago — the cyberSurrealists seem bent on inspiring what they refer to as future fetish objects in attempt to perform some sort of subconscious self-analysis of our social dynamics. With ‘American Cheese,’ we take a closer look into strange facets often colluded with the very notion of ‘what’s funny.’ At the heart of it all is an ultimate curatorial strategy that created a playful, fun and engaging experience for the gallerygoing audience that came out to Doran Gallery for ‘American Cheese’.
lou suSi is an artist, designer, musician + performance artist living + working on the North Shore of Massachusetts