Shelter is pleased to present What If Ants Were Big, showcasing the works of Marge Rendell and Tristan Martinez. This two-person exhibition plunges us into the investigation of commodity, standards of beauty, consumerism, and the understanding of labor through levity and exploration of materials. Showing mixed media, screenprint, and photography, this exhibition communicates the fleeting and the temporary. Bridging the lines of the physically constructed and the metaphorically constructed, this aestheticized commentary poses the question What If Ants Were Big – using ants as an allegory for everyday life.
Installation view, What If Ants Were Big, 2022
Courtesy of the artists and Shelter, New York: Photo Tristan Martinez