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Neon in the kitchen

Adam Hollingworth and Sophia Kouyoumdjian, 'Fata vian invenient #2', 2005/2011 (part one)

Adam Hollingworth and Sophia Kouyoumdjian, 'Fata vian invenient #2', 2005/2011 (part 2)

Included in MOP’s recent exhibition When Good Curators Go Bad (curated by Michael Dagostino) were two metallic prints by Adam Hollingworth and Sophia Kouyoumdjian.  The works, entitled Fata vian invenient #2 convey banal kitchen scenes enlivened by the unexpected inclusion of neon.  Reminiscent of the work of Bill Culbert in their fusion of formalism and the everyday, the works are quietly amusing.  They wryly acknowledge neon’s rich history as a high art material and, through the strategic insertion of plastic drink bottles, pineapples, and other domestic objects, conflate the division between art and life.