Waste Forms Press Release

Waste Forms Press Release


Erik Savage Solo Exhibition ‘Waste Forms’
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20 from 7-9 pm
Exhibition runs from April 20 - May 26, 2013


New York, NY, April 10, 2013 – Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘Waste Forms’, featuring new paintings by Erik Savage (aka RADICAL!). Since his first solo exhibition back in October 2011, Savage has investigated further into the themes of habitual consumerism and addictions, social alienation and structures. Through a new expressive style, he draws on objects common in nature, and commonly disregarded – our subjective waste. As we navigate through life’s constant beginnings and endings, the matter in between most often appears as a fluctuant disharge, but always unleashing in its isolated power. The waste forms become our narrative debris as we push through life and expedite new memories.

Savage lives and works in Troy, NY. He has shown extensively in the US, and has participated in major group exhibtions throughout Europe. Latest with representation and two sold out shows in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Artist Statement

Products of habit or addiction can serve as a culprit to interactions. These products are the embodiment of their associated interactions and memories.  While many of these memories are discarded for the rest of time, the product which started it all is left behind as a form of waste. These waste forms serve as the only physical artifact of that lost moment in the past.
People, our environment, and interactions are all stored within the brain, and embodied in a cast off piece of trash. To any other being aside from their subjects, these memories are inconceivable and practically non-existent.