WAITING TO CATCH THE SUN | EAST GALLERY
MAY 11 - JUNE 17, 2017
I am an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans sculpture, installation, and performance. My work explores the human perception of landscape in contemporary settings and the conditions that shape it, such as meteorological events and migration. I am interested in the juncture of cultural, climate, and geological change, and the impact and experience of deep time as well as the immediate moment. Working at the intersection between art and environment, my projects imagine past and future moments of transformative phenomena, such as glaciation, erosion, and plate tectonics.
Recent investigations in paper stem from a continual interest in the process of large- scale, site-specific papermaking as a performative act, where the work is a relic of labor, gesture, movement, and passages in time. I am fascinated by paper’s capacity to function as a script of ephemeral interactions between gravity, fluctuations in weather, and the viscosity of water. In this context, the artist’s body becomes an abstracted temporal measurement, similar to the swing of a pendulum or the position of the moon in the night sky. Ultimately, this body of work is a meditation on the brevity of human existence and the immensity that surrounds us.