Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the unreliable, unsolid, unlasting, unpredictable, dangerous world of. [Volumes 1-3]

This three volume piece falls between multiple mediums and ideas. It is in all practical sense, book art. The kind that's meant to be handled and touched unlike so many other variations of creative practice. Each book is a collection of unique but similar gestures, found drawings.

Volume One: Indoor Movements is made up of light dashes and dots spread across white pages. These drawings were collected and scanned from foot prints on a paper covered floor inside a gallery.

Volume Two: Touch feels first like black and white topographical maps. They are actually 50 retrieved paper towels from a single institutional bathroom trashcan, unfolded and scanned. The groves and lines made in the paper become a new terrain, begging to be noticed as the beautiful side of refuse.

Volume Three: Occasion is a collection of the inside of greeting cards, pulled together from one person over many years. Prewritten wishes mingle with the tradition of keeping in touch, sometimes dated, telling a story of relationships and obligations through decontextualized lines and images.

This volume series is both a study of value systems and an attempt to make drawings literally out of a life that's full of stains, smudges, and unwantedness.

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