Wednesday, January 12, 2011

“Surreal Collages”: Clustered Plastic Toys in The 20/20 Series by Lucas Mongiello

Bright colored plastic toys were an integral part of my childhood, similar toys are now featured in the 20/20 series by Lucas Mongiello. Displayed in cases normally reserved for dead birds, he showcases these childhood companions in what he described as “surreal collages.”

Lucas Mongiello invokes a sense of nostalgia through his works as his series makes use of many different figures that could relate to a wide variety of people. I spotted a Power Ranger action figure that instantly sent my mind whirling back to the 90s.

Take a look at Lucas Mongiello’s 20/20 series and see what childhood memories you’ll stumble upon.

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