SCOPE

August - October 2019, Small Green Door, Commerce, CA

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My painting practice addresses the autopoietic potential of materials as it relates to embodiment and landscape. Using ink on synthetic paper in abstract compositions, my work leverages matter’s self-organizing potential to produce new visual forms. As varying ratios of fluid and pigment saturate, concentrate, and interact in the composition, visual forms articulate themselves: colors bleed, paper buckles, water stains. The work is informed by a curiosity concerning the functional and material possibilities and limitations of the human body through an uncanny lens: matter and form in our body and in the exterior world display ephemerality and transience while also maintaining a persistence through time.

 

This series of SCOPE paintings and their associated draped plastic film occupy a presence maintained in scale and imagery, assuming a state of transient figuration and expansive space: a contemporary bodily and worldly image making. These works use synthetic materials in layer based, iterative responses to surface marks, fluidity trails, and mono-printing to materialize the synthetic boundary between interior and exterior being. Forms assert themselves as an inner and outer being of shared, transitory matter.

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