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Mass by Carson Davis Brown

Site-Specific Installations in Midwestern Megastores

Posted by Gestalten—12/2015

There’s a playful sense of mischief in the work of artist Carson Davis Brown. Since 2014, the photographer has trawled through Midwestern big-box retailers and mega-marts, collecting similarly colored objects to build sculptures in unexpected aisles and display areas. The improvised structures are guided by the same principles as any other artwork: texture, form, and especially color, for example. Made from mass-produced consumer wares and left for consumers to admire, then pick apart, Brown’s sculptures exist as site-specific artworks both for the masses and from the masses.

Images © Carson Davis Brown