Spending a large part of his youth at a shopping mall where his father managed a shoe store, Chris Rackley is a self-proclaimed mall “brat.” On days when not in school, Chris spent his time at the mall comparing what we experience as shoppers with the hidden inner workings of the retail meccas.
Chris uses drawings, sculptures, and an interactive video to explore his memories of a shopping mall in Duluth, Georgia. Chris recreates miniature versions of architectural elements of the mall. These recognizable facades and embellishments are presented at different scales relative to one another, emulating the way memory can be fragmented and accompanied by a longing to reconstruct significant moments from the past.
Life As A Mall Brat by Chris Rackley
A Kolman & Reeb Gallery Project Space Exhibition
Runs from August 26 through October 21
Thursday | Oct 5 | 7-9p
Kolman & Reeb Gallery | 3rd Floor | Studio 395
Image provided by Chris Rackley