Dylan Egon (NJ)
“Boombox Saint”, Sunset Pavilion, 2016, Asbury Park, NJ
In mixed-media assemblages, collages, and screen-printed works on panel, Dylan Egon addresses themes that include American values, pop culture, and issues of production and consumption, as well as referencing the history of fashion and design. Egon’s background in anthropology and archeology is evidenced in the artist’s fetishistic approach to objects and his reverence for craftsmanship. His assemblage, Modern American Tomb, is comprised of classic Coca-Cola and Jack Daniels bottles, Marlboro cigarettes, a Rolex watch, and a copy of the Bible, among other objects—all of which surround a full-scale brass skeleton. Egon also works with a vocabulary of modern graphic symbols of his own design, applying them to furniture items.