Liquid State

11 January - 7 March 2020.
Exhibition at Modern Fuel. Kingston CAN.

The objects in this exhibition connect low-grade subject matter to broader passages of time and traces of human use, evoking temporal, physical and social ecologies. Liquids of human consumption and nourishment are embedded, or reflected, in their elemental source. Biological, consumer, geological, and celestial lifespans are collapsed in the works.

For my Exhibition at Modern Fuel I am showing a sculpture installation and a series of backlit photographs. The sculpture installation consists of a set of concrete sculptures based on the form of a flat of beverage cans. These flats are used for selling canned drinks wholesale, as well as for collecting empties. Each sculpture embeds the remains of a momentary urge and convenience into geological time.

The photographs are high-key images that simultaneously capture the surface of milk, as well as the sun and sky reflected in it. Biological energy, and the astronomical energy that sustains it, are held together in equal focus.

I would like to acknowledge and thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council for their support with this exhibition and the works in it.