SeMen SPeRmS and Nick Stewart 'American Remains' @ The Salon

The Salon at Automatic Sweat presents American Remains, an exhibition of sculptures and installations by SeMeN SPeRmS and Nick Stewart. The exhibition presents a collection of artifacts from a proposed mythology that straddles the indistinct line between American history and rural legend. Inspired by the decrepit highway-side nowhere towns of the southwest, the works offer warped satellite dishes and abandoned single-wide trailers as the weathered remnants of westward expansion. These ubiquitous emblems of a proud historical narrative about a prosperous America are presented alongside idiosyncratic icons of contemporary desert folklore, characterized by supernatural suspicion, eerie phenomena and UFO sightings. The exhibition on view now at The Salon. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper