Image, Object, Event. engages with contemporary concerns of rapid urbanization, globalization and human interaction, through a process of accumulation and transformation of material in the studio. For this project, I developed a visual language referencing environmental understandings of the physical and cultural boundaries of everyday life.
The project explores how painting, found printed imagery, and architecture poetically articulates the boundaries and territories we construct. It employs an economy of means to repurpose materials gleaned from the detritus of the city. Artifacts were constructed within the studio, and then variously repositioned in urban settings through performative interventions.
The artifacts become containers of poetic and metaphoric meaning by incorporating geometric patterning and bricolage constructions and through the performative nature of the process of assemblage and installation. Referencing the culture of the contemporary city through their material and visual composition, new readings can be recovered by the observer through interpretation of the artifact, as found object. The art object as the residue of a process, or event, becomes, as an image, a vehicle for retroactive understandings that open up imaginatively beyond their original context.