Fantasy Island features an immersive room-sized watercolor installation along with a series of large-scale and smaller figurative works inspired by the premise of Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg’s popular 1970s-80s television series.
The show unpacks the idea of Fantasy Island as pop-culture parable to examine our own times- specifically the ways fantasy and nostalgia dominate our political lives and contrived stories influence our perceptions of reality.
The catalog essay "Fantasy Islands and Bubble Trouble" by Kate Haug is available here for download.
"They're fighting for equality, Tattoo. I wonder if they find it, will they even recognize it?"
"Their family exploited the natives on their island for five generations. Voodoo was the only thing they could fight back with."
"Did you find the simple morality and perfect life you longed for?"