Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 5:30 PM – Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
In my career as an artist, though relatively brief, I have encountered resistance from the audience concerning artwork that is visually abstract. I often get the dreaded question “What is it?”
Answering with a simple “it is abstract” only serves to further me from that particular audience member. If they understood the nature of abstraction work then the question would never have been asked. This leads me to pursue the art of the abstract all the more relentlessly,and thus continued to push away those who do not understand the work.
In this series, rather than simply deny them an answer, I hope to circumvent the question altogether. My work focuses on shape and rhythm, how the pieces interact with each other and with their surroundings, and also the audience's relationship with the art.
It is not about what the shape is, so much as it is about what the shape is not.