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Eyes Fixed Upon Pictures
- Visual Arts
"Eyes Fixed Upon Pictures" is a site-oriented art installation to take place in December at the Abrons Art Center, located in the Lower East Side of New York.
With your support I will be able to realize and present to the public a group of unique works that react to the experience of the urban environment becoming synthesized with the affects of nature; through a re-assessment of defining aesthetic objects as reciprocating with their environment.
The work will take the form of assembled sculptural forms, a large-scale prints made from overlapping images, an arrangement of bone and shoe lace mounted onto the wal, and transparent items hanging in the windows of the center. The resources will be collected from places within the city and outside; from abandoned sites on the street and local shops, to natural elements found in the urban periphery such as bone, stones and tree. The resultant objects and images will touch upon the archeological and the metaphysical, the casual and irrepressible; through layerings of the industrial, residential and natural.
On site at the Abrons Center, the work will react to physical aspects of the building itself; from the large curving face of windows to the date and style of the institutional brick architecture, the work will both be a measure of and respond to the container of the space. Interior and exterior become folded into one; as do the disparate qualities of image and object, volume and plane, mark-making and the ready made.
In light of present-day attitudes towards the progress of civilization and thoughts about how we relate to our natural or built environment, the work aims at finding its way through to understanding via a middle pathway; where differences are settled and opposing elements are resolved. To bring an exhibition of this work to the Abrons Art Center would help to extend this practice into the sphere of a prominent local institution with a particular history of presenting and shaping experimental and important work.
The goal of this exhibition will be to present 4-5 works. The minimum support I am seeking would go towards covering the production costs of printing and face-mounting 1 large photographic work, materials and fabrication needed for the construction of the sculptural works, and transportation costs associated with acquiring the objects from their sites and bringing them back to work on at the studio and the Abrons Center.
Through you support, it will be possible for me to create and actualize this exhibition of works that are born out of the patched-up fabric of the everyday, but have extending implications through a reversal of the mundane.
Should the funding exceed the minimum amount requested, a limited edition Artist's book and honorarium will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.
My many thanks for taking your time to view this project,
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