woman on hill with trash

Burial Mound

Al Grumet, 2015, digital composite, 52″ x 32″, © 2015, courtesy of the artist

Al Grumet

Al Grumet is a multi-media artist whose work combines the tools of digital photography with the voice of traditional painting. He is a storyteller, and draws upon a mischievous sense of humor in his depiction of human choices gone awry. In the works featured here, Grumet presents environmental dramas that merge fact and fiction, and feature ghostly figures who dissolve into dystopian landscapes. He extracts fragments of our daily experience and weaves them into troubling portraits of a collective binge. We encounter a variety of characters in these scenes, each waging a personal battle with nature. We see bystanders engaged in their business as usual, apathetic to the looming hangover that awaits them. We see victims embedded in the landscape, drowning in streams of waste and bound to their situation by addiction, habit or misfortune. As we examine these characters, we see glimpses of our own lives in their wants and their struggles. And we begin to understand the consequences of our own choices and the urgency of change for the sake of future generations.

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book with bookmark
brain
inkblot in the form of insect with wolf profiles in negative space
image of mountain with reflection in lake
fist that grows into a tree
woman preparing food and tuna with masks

Fighting Over the Last Piece of Sushi

Al Grumet, 2015, digital composite, 42″ x 27″, © 2015, courtesy of the artist

man with donkey

The Beasts of Burden

Al Grumet, 2015, digital composite, 43″ x 24″, © 2015, courtesy of the artist

oil derricks, bison and figures

A Crude Attempt at Humor

Al Grumet, 2015, digital composite, 48″ x 26″, © 2015, courtesy of the artist

man in front of stack of cardboard boxes

Stacking the Deck

Al Grumet, 2015, digital composite, 35″ x 27″, © 2015, courtesy of the artist

woman smoking and man with cellphone

Creatures of Habit

Al Grumet, 2015-16, digital composite, 42″ x 28″, © 2015, courtesy of the artist

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