April 29 – June 2, 2016
Peres Projects exhibited “Bounty” on the occasion of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2016. Mike Bouchet presents a new series of oil paintings alongside an installation of large-scale glass sculptures.
With Bounty (a word which connotes a generous surplus of amounts), Bouchet investigates our society’s collective materialism and consumer habits within the aesthetic confines and supposed safe boundaries of painting. This new body of works on canvas is based on original photographs of collapsing human trash and waste taken by the artist at the municipal water treatment plant Werdhoelzli in Zurich. As vibrantly painted visual tableaux, Bouchet captures solid waste in the fragile instant before it is processed to become homogenous sludge.