Casula Powerhouse presented an exhibition of new works by contemporary artist Federico Mendoza at the Liverpool Regional Museum. Mendoza created a multimedia installation incorporating collages, pop-ups and prints. His images are of the beautiful and the banal, the morbid and the sensuous and serve as a reflection of the hidden power of mass-produced images and their role in the making of our sense of place and belonging.
Mendoza asserts the artist's right to profoundly alter the world we see. He encourages the viewer to make a distinction between what they see and what is 'real' by looking beyond simple exteriors. By creating art that is compellingly unpredictable, he changes the contexts of the sexualised, glamorous images that appear in glossy magazines, challenging audiences' expectations and imagination.