Dave Greber creates vibrant, revelatory installations at the crossroads of universal spirituality and predatory marketing.
I use a combination of video-loops, sculpture, and painting to express consciousness revealing itself through popular culture. I observe media/social texts with a mystic reading to tease out the cosmic, archetypal play at hand and relate it to something tangible. I take what is attractive about particular forms of corporate or complicit social marketing, advertising campaigns, gambling machines, commercial newspeak, and pop-culture iconography and use it to frame out contemporary visual fables. My parables operate on the same level as our popular culture itself, blinding and obscene like a eclipse, you wont see the face of my inspiration looking directly into the light. But, contemplate the shadows and you will be left with curious evidence of the energy in the universe, the faint smell of ozone and a nagging feeling that you forgot what you were going to say.
(b. 1982, Philadelphia)
Dave Greber studied at the Middle Bucks Institute for Technology, Temple University, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and Tulane University. After a stint as a filmmaker/freelance commercial video producer, he found his calling in the contemporary art resurgence of post-Katrina New Orleans, mostly at The Front, creating video loops and site-specific multimedia installations. His installations have been featured in museums: Prospect 1.5, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; commercial galleries, Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, C24 Gallery in NYC; and International Media Festivals. His work has been covered by Art in America, Rhizome, Artforum, Artvoices, Hyperallergic, DailyServing, Pelican Bomb, Oxford American, and others.