January 3-20, 2018
January 13th, 5–9PM
arena 1 gallery
3026 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405
gallery hours Wed–Sat 12-6PM
“when you are not looking things go missing”
On new painting methods
When people criticize the state of control which technology has over our lives, they must also realize this; they must account for those of us who have incorporated technology as a tool to create, a brush, a means of fabricating. The end result, (in other words, any construction proffered), that inhabits the world (whether a novel, a performance, or a visual iteration), is the inter-woven distilled vision of the fabricator; what they have “seen”. The use of technology on whatever level, allows you to explore and puzzle over something as an artist; to pursue the elusive “aura” that Walter Benjamin struggled with in his analysis, that he knew could not be swept away even in reproduction. And to do it with tools that supersede in complexity, those he analyzed in the mid-1930s, and brought to our collective attention! The snake eats its tail and the “aura” insists on its existence. We are fabricating out here, and that fabrication is taken on its merits, and lives or dies as it is consumed.
It’s about the compression of time 3-D, 4D multi-day-events-provocations-histories, of (some) of all that has happened.
Layered consciousness. A glimpse of my stream. A selection, an oblique narrative–hidden messages.
Confronted to look for treasure, it is easy for most, swept by incidentals, to move fast, thus (unknowingly) evading the work.