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Unclear and Indistinct

  • Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago 623 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

PLEASE JOIN ME FOR A PRIVATE VIEWING of sixteen preplexing grayscale images. The images are digital adjustments of photographic documentation of objects of passing, though energetic interest. They distort and make fuzzy and unrecognizable the objects at their source. My goal is to lend materiality and texture to a medium that is otherwise immaterial and slick: the digital. The images and the process by which they were derived reflect my work as a whole, which has come to tacitly map a shift in the general regime of thinking and designing away from intention to suggestion, from clarity to obscurity, from revelation and representation to mystery and murkiness, from preconceived ideas willfully imposed on matter to extant material conditions that, once surrendered to, throw off their own forms that suggest design. Resisting the sovereign, static, transcendental, and ideal geometries of Classical and Modern design, I concoct supple, dynamic, material processes of production.

Earlier Event: August 22
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