Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Toronto, Ontario CA
Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15

STATEMENT OF WORK

I construct sculpture via non-linear considerations; materials and objects are free to take on new forms and re-present themselves as alien. Names, colours, textures and scale are irrelevant until unexpected relationships between things forge a new understanding of their apparent purpose. I employ visceral putty to make work that features abstracted biomorphic forms and crude bodily fragments while exploiting the simplicity of primitive imagery and basic sculptural gestures. Through a rigorous studio-based practice I explore elusive corporeal experiences via visceral, sensual matter.

I aim for my work to hover between the tactility of words and the tactility of the body. Approaching objects as a Surrealist might, I exploit plasticity and distortion transforming the familiar into foreign and strange. The tactility within my sculpture– the textures and colours–traffics in a kind of eroticism whose wires have been crossed. My work is likely to produce a confounding mixture of desire and disgust; an uncomfortable catharsis where corporeal language is equally exaggerated, consumed and questioned. Creating a peculiar alien status through perversion or corruption is of utmost importance. To degrade an object is to create an opportunity to deal with its intricacies, to know a thing only as you know yourself.

 

 

 




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