Enamel paint and varnish on birch plywood panels.
The quest for "perfection" has become a cornerstone of our culture. Advertisers and marketing experts routinely use consumers' faith in the analytically reasoned truths of science and optimism generated by technological progress as tools for manipulating the secular marketplace. They play to and prey on the public's hopes, dreams, fears and insecurities. The great consumption machine provides perfect answers in the form of perfect futuristic products offered to rescue or revive our imperfect lives.
Wayne Edson Bryan's paintings challenge the fundamental premises of the consumer culture by using many of the same subliminal visual tools to embrace the antithesis of pre-packaged perfection: the defects; the accidents; the waywardness; and the imperfectability of human nature.