Less Cash, More Carry
Cohen East Gallery
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
March 26 - April 25, 2021
The Bogus Boutique is a lifestyle brand featuring unique brightly colored ceramic objects and status symbols. These everyday objects foretell the ironic codification of consumer culture as it embodies our current society. High heel shoes, punk rock lock necklaces, anchors, oversized fishing hooks, suitcases, cigarette lighters, cases of beer, life preservers, telephones, knives, perfume bottles, and cocktail garnishes are outrageously overpriced objects as viable subjects for branding and art.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
David Bogus was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BFA from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He has taught at The University of Idaho, The University of Wyoming, Texas A&M International University, Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Florida.
Bogus was selected as a 2015 NCECA Emerging Artist. He has shown his work both internationally and nationally at various venues including; Icheon World Ceramic Center, Alijira Center for Contemporary Art, The Las Cruces Museum of Art, The Carbondale Clay Center, The Nicolaysen Museum of Art, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, The Florida State University Museum of Art, The Seattle Design Center, The Phoenix Gallery, and Brown University.