Isn’t It Ironic: Sawtooth ARI
It’s like rain on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought… it figures
– Alanis Morissette
In a world that often feels paradoxical and contradictory, irony offers a way to make sense of the complexities of contemporary life. The Sawtooth ARI artists in this exhibition use irony to subvert expectations and reveal the contradictions that exist within our society, culture, and politics. Through their works, they invite us to question our assumptions and consider new perspectives, often through a lens of humor or playfulness.
Whether it’s the use of irony to critique consumer culture, challenge gender norms, or comment on the state of our political climate, the works in “Isn’t it Ironic” demonstrate the power of art to provoke critical reflection and engage viewers in a dialogue about the world around us. Through their use of irony, these artists offer a way to make sense of the contradictions and complexities of contemporary life, inviting us to see the world in a new light.
(This text has been generated via collaboration between curator Zara Sully and chatGPT)
Artists: Anna Barber, Ben Barwick, Clara Martin, Olly Read, & Anonymous.