2 pieces completed Jan 31st, 2009. These are following different lines of thought that can be connected. Mostly I was thinking about masculinity and it’s perpetuation through society. At a certain point that means that it is a system of thought and action. So, what becomes interesting is how we observe and deal with this system.
What happens when it this system collapses? (the emergency parachute deployment on the falling man) I like the parachute as a man-made thing that trust is put into. The trust is that the chute will open, it will catch you and make your decent easy.
How does masculinity assert itself ? The title of this one is ‘smoke’ alluding to the illusion and fog that prevents us from seeing clearly. (cowboy/cigarette/bombers= lonely, strong, rebel, violence, and war machines.)
I installed a show at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas this weekend (Jan 17th-18th, 2009).
The show looks good despite my worry about multiple styles of work conflicting. The lighting is not finished in these photos, but they give a good idea of how the show looks.
Installation from the front door of the gallery
3 Mobile Structures
Installation shot from the back of the gallery
Here are a few images of works that I displayed in Houston at the NauHaus gallery in Dec 2008/Jan 2009.
It was part of a group show of Lubbock TX artists called “Innovation by Limitation.”
Featuring Jonathan Whitifill, Piotr Chizinski. & Sue Anne Rische
Yin/Yang of the West
Mobile Structure : Cloud (Cotton boll in the head)
Mobile Structure: Bird (feathers in the head)
Mobile Structure: Angel (hair in the head)
Descending from the Blue