"It’s a completely different situation when you get in with people who are serious and ambitious, agressive and competitive."
Richard Jackson (interview)
2013, Powder coated steel, styrofoam insulation, bondo, high gloss latex paint, MDF, plastic bags, house plants, safety blankets, balloons, archival pigment prints, dimensions variable.
Exhibition on view April 8—April 19, 2013
AB Lobby Gallery, Portland State University
Installation images by Worksighted
After much planning, many hours of work, and tons of help from amazing people—my show is up! It wasn’t easy, but I did have some fun. This is merely a peek, more to come.
The talented and generous Evan La Londe stopped by the gallery this evening to take install photos. I am currently editing those and working on my lecture.
There is much left to do, but I’m riding the wave.
Pieces are piling up!
I dropped off 17 steel pieces off at the powder coaters this morning. I’m cranking away on several sculptural pieces made from styrofoam and bondo. Rene is building me a wall and two plinths. I’m working on getting some pedestals built and still need to print some wallpaper.
I’m bleeding money, but the end is near!
Saying Wavy - process
Fabricating new pieces from drawings and I’ve been re-researching material I read in the first year.
Really into the work of Alex De Corte. He holds an MFA from Yale, 2010 and a BFA from the University of the Arts, 2004.
His weirdo tumblr.
Saying Wavy - MFA Candidate Graduate Exhibition
Charles Eames stated that design is, “…a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particular purpose. The design is an expression of the purpose. It may (if it is good enough) later be judged as art.”
Excerpt from Eames Design; The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames.
From my understanding art has always been viewed in higher regard than design, and this is due mostly to the freedom of expression, exploration, and limitlessness of an artist.
Mathias Augustyniak (M/M Paris) writes, “Art has simply become more and more detached from the economy of everyday life; artists seem to insist on positioning themselves outside of the real world in this exclusive space called art.” What does this mean for designers using their creations as a vehicle for the kinds of personal expression and commentary that are usually seen as art’s preserve? What seems crucial to this investigation is that some sort of slippage occurs between where art is, how it looks, and what it does.
Exhibition Dates: Monday, April 8, 2013 – Friday, April, 19, 2013
Public Lecture: Wednesday, April 10, 2013. 6-7 PM, Shattuck Annex.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2013. 5-8 PM, AB Lobby Gallery.
PSU Campus: Shattuck Hall Annex is located at SW Broadway & Hall, AB Lobby Gallery is located at 2000 SW 5th Avenue.