Artist: Mike Bouchet
Title: Mike Bouchet: Flood
Essay: Mad Man by Jen Allen
Publisher: Marlborough Gallery, Inc.
Book Format: Softcover, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, unpaginated, 26 color plates
This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Mike Bouchet: Flood. The driving forces behind this show exhibition manifold, but coalesce into an incisive critique of popular culture that nevertheless celebrates the strange effectiveness of its machinations. An important blueprint for the exhibition is Bouchet’s observation that Surrealism was rendered obsolete by the explosion of advertising in the middle of the last century—effectively outshining the artists with a more sophisticated and depraved dream-machine.