Christopher Gideon (b. 1977) is an artist and photographer with a background in architecture. He currently lives and works outside of Detroit, Michigan.
"The baseball cards used in my collage work are all from my own childhood collection which began around 1986 and ended in 1991. In short, the reason I began collecting was to fit in. After my parents divorced, I moved to a different school. I was a soccer player, but all the boys in my new school were little-leaguers and they all traded baseball cards together. So, for me, collecting became a means of acceptance."
"My body of work is an ongoing collection of exorcisms, casting out the fears, icons, and suppressed visions implanted by American Culture; often expressed in imagery that is as much satirical as it is socially relevant.
My message tiptoes between cautionary metaphor and paranoid confession. Observations of America's instability beckon a probing look into man’s blind faith in everything. God… technology… ourselves. I expose these topics through a world of subversion. In my domain, symbols of America are defeated through self-deprecation.
However, for every topic I confront two more seep into my subconscious. I am an unwilling sponge, helplessly absorbing what I see and hear - my dreams, the uncensored proof. I must wring myself out today to make room for tonight’s sleep."
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