I reimagine painting as a language of skins and structures. I sculpturally re-envision actions of painting through experimental upholstery, weaving, assemblage and other textile practices. Material exploration plays a large role in my work. I reconstruct the language of painting by altering the expected physical structure of materials and by creating new materials out of polymer mediums. Thick applications of paint immobilize loose fabric, while thin films of plastic become skins under skins.
Through processing material, I raise questions of ecological and biological futurity. Repetition references natural accumulation, both ecologically and malignantly in the body. Bulges and growths are both hospitable and pestilent, referencing comforting interior spaces and genetic modification. Furniture objects attract and repel, destabilizing notions of comfort within a domestic space. These question the authenticity of natural and artificial, and of memory and fiction within a biological and ecological context.
Residency: June 2016 - September 2016
Art Exhibition: Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24
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