Mikey Mosher
Phantasmagoria
Mikey Mosher
Phantasmagoria

The Catacombs

October 7, 2022 – November 19, 2022

Phantasmagoria is a solo exhibition of the work of Chicago-based artist Mikey Mosher. This exhibition features a variety of light-based installations as well as a number of hand-cut collages and lenticular prints. Throughout the 19th century, ‘phantasmagoria’ was a form of theatrical horror show involving early projection technology, often incorporating frightening imagery of spirits, skeletons, and demons. Because of the unfamiliarity with this technology, these shows often elicited dramatic responses from crowds, causing many viewers to think that they were witnessing spirits. Mosher positions the mediums of projection, stereography, and collage as a means for himself and his audience to reflect on the frightening realities underlying American society. The works also use this format to comment on the contemporary American relationship with technology and its intersection with labor, commodification, mass media, and spirituality.

Register below to attend the free opening reception on October 7 at 6 p.m.

For more information or to schedule a viewing appointment, please email art@epiphanychi.com.

 

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About Mikey Mosher

Mikey Mosher is an interdisciplinary artist from Massachusetts, currently based in Chicago. He has just received his MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Much of his work is influenced by his undergraduate Religious Studies background. This academic study of the religious history of New England allowed him to root his reflections on the relationship between religion, spirituality, colonial power, and indoctrination in historical events that took place where he grew up. Since then, he has been using his artistic practice as an act of perpetual self-reeducation; a way of filtering and rearranging the information he picks up from contemporary media to reflect the grim and surreal reality that underlies all corners of American life. More recently, he sees his practice as a channel for genuine spiritual reflection, both for himself and his audience, while infusing cultural critique into that process.

About Mikey Mosher

Mikey Mosher is an interdisciplinary artist from Massachusetts, currently based in Chicago. He has just received his MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Much of his work is influenced by his undergraduate Religious Studies background. This academic study of the religious history of New England allowed him to root his reflections on the relationship between religion, spirituality, colonial power, and indoctrination in historical events that took place where he grew up. Since then, he has been using his artistic practice as an act of perpetual self-reeducation; a way of filtering and rearranging the information he picks up from contemporary media to reflect the grim and surreal reality that underlies all corners of American life. More recently, he sees his practice as a channel for genuine spiritual reflection, both for himself and his audience, while infusing cultural critique into that process.