My work, byproduct: ˌkänˌdenˈsāSH(ə)n, was featured in a review of "Textuality" at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH.
The juror, Jerald L. Melberg, awarded my work 2nd place at the Dimensions 2018 exhibition at the Womble Carlyle Gallery inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The show and my pieces were reviewed by a local news outlet:
Biopsy Recommended: Suspicious Abnormality is on its way to New Mexico. This pieces was selected for the Quadratfuss: Square Foot Biennial at Gallery 66 in San Fidel, New Mexico. The show opens this Friday (April 20th) and will run through May 15th.
(photos by Travis Fullerton)
These four pieces, from my solo exhibition at artspace gallery, were purchased by Capital One for their corporate collection.
Photos by Travis Fullerton
Bluecoup @ artspace gallery
Fourth Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:00-9:00 pm
Twenty-one artists come together to explore themes of unity and human interconnections interpreted through an immersion in the color blue. The show is inspired by the Bluecoup Project that proposes a new worldwide symbol - a sky-blue streamer to be flown anywhere from flagpoles to front porches. Bluecoup's ribbon of blue is a simple reminder with a simple but powerful message: we are all connected - humankind is a family and Earth is our home.
byproduct: dīˈsektəd ˌdeɡrəˈdāSH(ə)n
byproduct: dəˈstil disˌin(t)əˈɡrāSH(ə)n
Blue: Byproduct ˈbīˌprädəkt
We are a society of excess and waste which is impacting not only our country but the entire world. As resources become more depleted we get further away from peace and unity on a global spectrum. Recycling is great, but it alone is not going to make the changes needed to protect our future. We must reduce our consumption of products. Do we really need 25 different choices of yogurt products and flavors? It is understandable that, for safety and health, products need to be packaged, but can we not make companies responsible for packaging products in reusable containers and ban things such as plastic bags. We as humans are responsible for this earth and only by working together can we help preserve this world for future generations.
The text used for content in my work is a byproduct of technology. As our world becomes more digital, printed text is often discarded. I collect these discarded objects and use them in my work. For this series I am only using my own studio byproduct. All paper and thread used are the leftovers of my book making process. By using what would normally be discarded and creating new out of waste product I am connecting this body of work, Blue: Byproduct ('bīprädəkt), to the Bluecoup movement.
Mixed Media: graphite, charcoal, gesso, photo transfer, encaustic, oil paint
I am not afraid to destroy pretty things