MORSEL GALLERY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF
Although the concept of transubstantiation has deep roots in the Catholic
Church, its history is much older. It is linked to alchemy, and has
been considered a metaphor long associated with the making of art. The
six artists here are linked more for their differences rather than their
similarities. I am emphasizing differences in order to explore a wide
varying approach to the physical act of manipulating inanimate material,
not just to illustrate an idea or concept but also as a sort of repository
for their particular unique sensibilities.
considered independently; that which makes extended objects conceivable
A period of time; its duration.A limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions. A particular area or cavity within the body.
To separate or keep apart.
Reserved or available accommodation.
To walk; to rove; to roam.To arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space words, lines, or letters.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
The installation included
at Morsel Gallery is comprised of two elements; Space Beyond on the wall,
and Space Among on the floor. Within each element are small-scale works
completed over the past nine months. These works serve as the remainder
of or testament to my thinking process, referencing sculptural studies
or sketches. They are essentially, what happens in my studio as I build
larger structures, grabbing scraps on the floor to work out a fast idea
or impulse. This direct and immediate process is a way for me to refine
my practice of both thinking and of making, while it also serves as urgent
distraction and indulgence.
Referencing the artificiality
of projection and expectation, this installation imposes structures onto
a perceived wild and untamed landscape, aligning unlikely associations
of natural systems, modes of reflection, and boundaries of space. Alone,
the small-scale sculptural studies address physical intimacy and spatial
seclusion. Placed against an allusion to vast space, these works speak
simultaneously of distance and expansion, exposure and limitlessness.
The installation serves as an intermediary space for me, one between nature
and civilization, prospect and manifestation, and between reality and
When does revealing
How can we make more
space by occupying it?
This series of work is a meditation, not on located absences but on the perception and potential of opportunity within space.
Space Beyond 2005 digital study for wall installation
Space Among 2005 digital study for floor installation