A GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING
GARRET GOULD, CLAUDIA O'STEEN, SOPHIA SOBERS
AUGUST 21ST - SEPTEMBER 13TH
This body of work creates both a space and a void. It speaks of the moment after an utterance, before the utterance reaches another. It fails at communication, but tells you that it is possible. It underscores the absence of being there. My work revolves around my desire to substantiate my existence, and the need to reach out beyond my isolation to connect with the viewer.
Ecology and systems. Those are two starting points from which I create. Inspired by the environment around us, my work reflects both the barren and bountiful, often merging outside elements with inside technologies. Perhaps I am searching to create that perfect primordial garden merged with a futuristic biosphere. The end result is often meditative, silent, and absent of human presence, but invites you to explore the remains of something which has been left behind.
Revealing is a process of, not an outcome. The pace of joke is it's touchstone, come at the punchline too quickly and the audience will feel alienated, and too slow and they begin to lose interest. But what of the punchline, what is it? What is its relationship to the joke? What is the consequence of revealing something that is outside the subject matter of the story, the joke? What happens when the punchline isn’t related, through associations or appropriations, but by its accompaniment with the joke. What happens if the punchline has the ability to be removed from whole? What if the humor lies with just “being” there? My focus is the subject of accompaniment; and its ability to travel with, to pace with, something that is from somewhere else. The joke and punchline. Two contexts coexisting.