164 Willowvale lane
A Suitcase (2.02 tonnes of CO2e)
Decemeber 22 - January 13, 2018
Irina Lotarevich Fish---pigmented polyester resin---2018
Marina Sula---Byproducts 01---cotton shirt---2018
Olivia Coeln---Italy---socks earth lime---2018
Lucia Elena Průša ---Euro Flower---brass cupro-nickel---2018
Parastu Gharabaghi---طلاق قو --wood brass---2018
October 13 - November 3, 2018
Opening: October 13, 3-7pm
I have a mistrust of beauty, I think about window-shopping and gazes at an economy of ugliness.
I think about beauty being a weapon against nature, and if I want to be part of a world that enacts this. I find visual beauty in the sand blasted plastics on beaches and eroded Styrofoam chunks that litter our oceans through the repulsion of what they represent.
I feel defined by the scavenge and horde, the look and collect.
I collect and hoard to bring traces of these burdens to an audience through digital documentation and (basic) photo manipulation onto recognizable and usable surfaces. I am trying to find beauty through faking it- through the balance and contradiction of imposter syndrome versus amateurism. Of the handmade and the mass-produced.
I am seduced by minimalism, but my work cannot live in the slickness of the paired down, with many hands, with engagement, the tableaus are open to chaos, to change. Much of my practice is rooted in scavenging materials from salvage yards and the dumpsters outside of a home under renovation. There is little logic with what gets picked up and turned into material for molds, surfaces and assemblage, and what is left behind. I see surfaces standing in for reflective pools and things standing in for moments of grief. Formal abstraction is just as informative as the arrangement of knick-knacks in the living room.