I undertake actions with various materials, often materials associated with construction, with the aim of uncovering either a link between the material and its past and future manifestations or pointing to a desire for such a link. I look for simple gestures to enact on materials such as wood, concrete, paper, Styrofoam, sheetrock, spackle, or silicone caulk. I like to interrupt bland surfaces, drawing out a sense of fragility and a very precarious balance between activities of construction and decay. I often allude to landscape in my arrangements of prosaic materials, hoping to expand the presence of such things as sheetrock or spackle beyond the confines of a wall.
Photos for this artist.
Residency: February 2007 - May 2007
Art Exhibition: Friday, May 25 & Saturday, May 26
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