what it is
Nov 5th - Dec 23, 2015
at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York City
In this exhibition of 20 new works, I expand my use of coiled construction, which allows me to work in a number of roles simultaneously (designer, artist, craftsman, etc.) with minimal concern for the distinctions or boundaries imposed on the work once it leaves the studio, often resulting in work that is hybrid or plural in nature.
In many of the pieces in the exhibition, the process is a tool to explore the nature of specific objects that have held special fascination for me. Many of the objects referenced have conveyed a sense of agency or empowerment, and compelled me throughout my life to learn more about how humans have shaped the world around them into objects, buildings, landscapes, spaces and networks. Coiling works as a personal analog of this act, yet with its own imprecise formal language. The methodology has become a system of inquiry, which I often use improvisationally, allowing the objects to become something distinct from their seminal questions and references.
Photos by Clemens Kois unless otherwise noted.