Dateline: (09-14) 04:28 MST Bensom AZ. (AP)-- From the series "datelines" describing the ambiguity of modern life. Narratives borrowed from contemporary news sources, focuses these works on the media within the culture of consumption.
Donna Anderson Kam sees our culture as one that is concerned with economic prosperity in spite of the consequences. Through media's relentless messaging, we are encouraged to consume as a way of defining ourselves, while the environment becomes filled with waste.
Inspired by stories gleaned from news articles often relaying tragic current events, Kam's "datelines" series represents the psychological tension and potential dangers of contemporary life amidst a backdrop of material consumption.
Chandra Cerrito, curator/ gallerist