UnBecoming: An Annotated Exhibition
Seymour Art Gallery: Sept 14 - Oct 22, 2016
This exhibition presented a new series of large-scale, drawing-based digital prints investigating the problematics of self-portraiture, along with an installation that annotated my creative process within the development of this work.
I work with materials and processes that interrupt representation and create tension between a physical gesture and the illusion it creates. Rather than pursuing the idea of a portrait as a fixed, singular image I represent the face as an ambiguous, shifting field of interaction and interpretation. These transformations suggest lived experience, as well as the externalization of psychic projections. The images represent me and not-me—a process of becoming and unbecoming.
The prints were presented along the back wall of the gallery, visible before entering the space. After entering the gallery and turning away from the prints two installations became visible on the back of the two entry walls. These represented the motive and method behind the work. On one side, a collection of sketches, experiments, and fragments from past projects representing a “genealogy” of the new work. On the other side, a large mind map, rendered directly on the wall, reflected my ruminations on this project.