FEBRUARY 3 – 27
Friday, Feb. 5, 6–8:30 pm
Out of the Ground
In building construction, the phrase “out of the ground” refers to the point at which a new structure begins rising from its foundations. Starting largely from photographs of construction projects underway, the inkjet prints in Out of the Ground are digitally constructed in Photoshop, beginning with “foundational” images that are built upon with layers of other images and variants.
In Out of the Ground , things normally unseen in finished buildings are on view: structural slabs and beams, ductwork for moving air, spaces filled with mechanical equipment. Also visible in the works are transitory parts of the construction process: plastic wrapping over windows without glass, ladders and scaffolding, stacks of sheetrock and pipe, and debris of all sorts, evoking states of flux in which chaos and order intertwine.
At the same time, the works play at the edge of what we accept as “photographic.” Juxtapositions and environments are created that bear little relation to what was originally photographed. As in a construction project, something new is created.
Featured in the exhibition are ten archival inkjet prints, each approximately 30” square.