Deliciously Surreal Collages Take Consumption To Kaleidoscopic Extremes

November 24, 2014 2:48 PM

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Deliciously Surreal Collages Take Consumption To Kaleidoscopic Extremes

In the 1950s, the American Dream was the picture perfect image of domestic bliss, often including immaculate aprons, high heels, piping hot ham and perhaps a dirty martini behind closed doors. The advertisements plastered throughout magazines and newspapers back in the day regularly depicted pristine suburban spaces ripe for the utopian (and imaginary) nuclear family. Looking back, it's all pretty freaky.

Design student Chase Kahn certainly thought so. The emerging artist has crafted a series of topsy-turvy collages turning the outdated American fantasy into a kaleidoscopic nightmare. Fruit cocktail, floral wallpaper, Kraft mayonnaise and Camay soap float, melt and multiply in Kahn's contorted consum...

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