Fun And Games

Nazraeli Press
Fall 2009

The work in Fun and Games, titled after the name of a Jersey Shore arcade and the Ancient Roman wrestling phrase, “It’s all fun and games, until someone loses an eye,” documents the artist’s self-described obsession with what is hidden behind the facades of strip clubs, haunted houses, nightclubs, bars, and other places of fantasy and entertainment. Looked at closely, and seen in the light of day, these places we sometimes inhabit look strange and uncanny. Reality becomes surreal. The images are devoid of participants, allowing the viewer to look at what people discard or reject, or are in denial about, and focus on just that.