Detached from expected use, the materials and structures in tension become empowered by the cultural language from which we see. Dialectical intersections at play create poetic space for viewers to interpret meaning. Ease in understanding isn’t a given, but sentiment is in place. Confrontation is welcome—as well as any strange comfort that may be found.
As viewers perceive their standing in relation to suggested boundaries and directives, they can reflect on the complexities of our prescriptive environments and their own ability to navigate dividing lines of cultural, spiritual, and political judgment. Through the contextually charged space they infer, viewers are asked to challenge their assumptions and restrictive barriers they have built for themselves.
Feature in Frank Juarez Gallery & Greymatter Gallery's Collaborative Project 365 Days/365 Artist found here.