You're On TV
The “You’re On TV” project is an ongoing art installation begun by artists Kyle Erickson and Zane White in 2013 that focuses on themes of the mass media age. The name originated as an imagined satirical parody of a game show host picking Americans at random to be on their own reality TV show saying, “You’re on TV!” The reality show, it turns out, is actually a reel comprised of the files of information that have been gathered from years of unwarranted spying on each contestant. This premise became manifested in an ongoing installation that evolved organically through a process of themed exhibitions focusing on different aspects of mass media and television. The project has become an ongoing dialogue exposing the fabricated cultural landscape generated by television and the problematic social convention of vicariously experiencing people, places, and events through this projected duplicity.
Over the years, the You're On TV Project has included a handful of other artists on individual projects. Kyle Erickson and myself are the creators and main progenetors of the various renditions of the idea, however the individual works themselves would not be what they are without the collaboration and artistic talent of the following artists.
Kyle P. Erickson
My current work is focused on using found objects, and blown glass scrap mixed with simple patterns, shapes, and colors allowing your eye to dance around the piece while spinning together figures in a story. I am currently developing designs for future large scale mosaic murals, as well as large 3-D sculptures covered in mosaic. Website
Other Artists/ Collaborators:
The collective art world has the power to fully digest and express the true nature of our environments. Artists filter these landscapes of information into their own symbolic language. The current environmental crisis takes precedence over all worldly issues. It is the most important source of inspiration, and the platform on which my work transpires. I make crystal-like structures with collaged pop references to symbolize the manmade decay of our planet. These forms hint towards a natural emergence and are embellished with consumerist imagery. I hope to create an experience that leaves my audience pondering the absurdity of Mother Earth’s livelihood.
· 2017: Rubble Without A Cause II. SOMOS Festival Downtown Albuquerque Sept. 24 2017. Commissioned by Harwood Art Center of Escuela del Sol Montessori 1114 Seventh Street NWAlbuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 242-6367
· 2016: Footprints in Dreams. A You’re On TV Production. Downtown Contemporary Gallery. 105 4th St. SW Albuquerque, NM. Sept 23- Oct 20
· 2015: Rubble Without a Cause. Installation for 24 Hrs of Art. Albuquerque Civic Plaza Albuquerque, NM 87106 September 16-18
· 2015: E Unibus Pluram: A You’re on TV Production. Harwood Art Center of Escuela del Sol Montessori 1114 Seventh Street NWAlbuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 242-6367 January 6- 29th.
· 2014: You’re On TV Presents: Analog. 5G Gallery. Factory on 5th Art Space . 1715 5th st NW, Albuquerque, NM April 4-27th
· 2013: You’re on TV Presents: The Glass Curtain. The Boro Gallery. 4627 B Corrales rd. Corrales, NM. Dec 14- Jan 10
· 2013: You’re On TV Premiers. Tech Love Art Space. 3901 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 June 1-30