A solo show by Poppy Williams 'Everything is Wonderful' is a tongue in cheek social commentary of the mundane activities of our modern world.
As the world deteriorates around us, we pretend to be aware/and or care for the environment, but in reality we are all so caught up in our daily lives to make an honest impact. Controlled by the media, our desires and perspectives are driven by consumerism and popular culture. Constantly devouring information while never absorbing; switching from topic to topic without any real convictions. This series is to remind us while we continue with our daily lives, the world is literally burning outside.
'Everything is Wonderful' is Poppy Williams debut solo exhibition with China Heights.
Is it a mixtape, a visual poem, a collection, a cacophony, a menagerie, a cluster, a smattering, a box of chocolates, a six pack of beer?
It's a bunch of paintings. That's actually what it is. But what in actuality is it?
Is it a fever dream? Is it what you see when you close your eyes and you open them and it's still black because you forgot to take off your sleep mask and you think the void is staring back while screening your calls?
Is it like the video clip for We Didn't Start The Fire?
Is it like a villains' lair and they're sitting in front of a hundred screens and there's war and MTV and the Simpsons on?
Is it because I couldn't pick a horse and decided to run them all?
Probably, but maybe I just want to dance.