Elizabeth McCrystal,Throwaway Society, 2018, Giclée print
About the exhibition
Exploring the fundamental and insidious traits of our throwaway society, (I’m) Wrapped (Up) In You, by emerging NSW-regional artist Elizabeth McCrystal, playfully questions the interplay between consumerism, overconsumption, socioeconomic divisions and beauty standards. This exhibition looks at the way our society currently consumes products and precious commodities, by deciphering existing trends around fresh food, plastic packaging and online socialising. The results are mixed media artworks that repackage these trends in honest and absurd ways, while highlighting our lifestyles of convenience and compliance. This exhibition gives no answers, but rather hopes to engage thoughtful introspection about our common place practices and obligations as consumers, while also highlighting the accountability of business and government.