Habit's Fine Dust Chokes Us

Habit's Fine Dust Chokes Us

Glow sticks, reclaimed painting (stripped/repainted), waste latex_48” x 2.5” x 36”_2017

Habit’s Fine Dust Chokes Us is made from a reclaimed painting, waste latex, and found glow sticks that act as a trompe l’oiel for commercial neons commonly used in contemporary art. First appropriated as an ironic commercial critique by artists like Joseph Kosuth and Bruce Nauman, neons have now become a staple in the contemporary museum. The trashed glow sticks for these this larger series, called Glow Stick Neons, have already lost their glow and are displayed “dead.” The written content of this piece is derived from Marge Piercy’s poem, “A key to common lethal fungi.”

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Tesselescence (David Garein)

Tesselescence (David Garein)

Screenprint and lacquer on salvaged glicée_38” x 28”_2017

Tesselescence is a developing series paintings, prints and installations made by applying a responsive custom bitmap of a cube tessellation to images ranging from found and trashed home décor to site-specific imagery. The source object for these works has in some way obsolesced – perhaps it is boring, dated, unwanted, or designed for quick consumption. In contrast, the cube tessellation (also known as a ‘tumbling block’ and ‘rhombille’ pattern) is “timeless”. Found in diverse sources ranging from ancient medieval tile and Minimalist sculpture, to quilting patterns and contemporary advertising, this pattern betrays a deeply human understanding of volume and efficiency.

 Exhibition view: Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter at IPCNY. Selected by Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, and Mark Waskow

Exhibition view: Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter at IPCNY. Selected by Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, and Mark Waskow

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Tesselescence (Beach House II)

Tesselescence (Beach House II)

Oil on acrylic, salvaged print of painting_20” x 16”_2016

Tesselescence (Lemon)

Tesselescence (Lemon)

Silk screen, lacquer, salvaged print of painting_32” x 39”_2015