Eileen Maxson

Premiere DateJul 28, 2015

Still from “1-804-410-KNOW”, by Eileen Maxson, 2015

This week on Art Uncovered I sit down with artist Eileen Maxson. Her new solo show at Microscope gallery in Bushwick is called I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three, and it’s a collection of videos, objects, and installation pieces based on the classic 90s film Reality Bites. In our interview we talk about Eileen’s experience growing up in Houston, where Reality Bites is set, and how the film’s central conflict of corporate culture vs. authentic artistic expression has manifested itself in the 21st century.

From: Eileen Maxson, “Evian Is Naive Spelled Backwards”, 2015, double-sided inkjet print

Still from “I Know it When I See It (Define Irony)”, by Eileen Maxson, 2015, single-channel HD video

Eileen Maxson, “Line In The Sands Of Coolness”, 2015, silkscreen print on paper, metal stand

Installation view of Eileen Maxon’s

I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three

Installation view of Eileen Maxon’s I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three

Installation view of Eileen Maxon’s I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three


HOST Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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