I make paintings and drawings whose content is derived from search functions performed on a purpose-built computer database archiving system. I continually collect seemingly insignificant items from current daily life, such as consumer packaging, social media posts, television commercials, and junk mail, now numbering almost 3000 unique objects. Performing searches in the database, I pull up objects whose connection is often lyrical, hieroglyphical or coded, and make works with this content. What collectively feels like the oppression of over-stimulation in our contemporary lives becomes streamlined into quiet and poetic tableau that offer alternate meanings and narratives.
Sydney Croskery's art is about the proliferation of media imagery and resulting psychological over stimulation in contemporary consumer society. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in group shows at the Fellows of Contemporary Art, the Torrance Art Museum, Raid Projects, LACE, Angles Gallery, 18th Street Center, Antena Gallery in Chicago, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art; has debuted her performance projects at the Getty Museum and the Deitch Art Parade in NY; and has curated shows at both FOCA and Charlie James Gallery. Croskery lives and works in Los Angeles.