Art Gallery of Ontario

Word Works

  • May 15, 2020
Word Works

Word works, inspired by a dream where it was raining words, and as each word fell on your body, you felt it. The storm started out as a poem, then became a novel, then a library of books, a hurricane of stories and words. These are the first in this series. Each is seen as a page in a book, (smaller in size 9 x 12"), and will be numbered as such, ultimately to be exhibited in a linear sequence. The words are meant to be ineffable, speaking in tongues, language of the angels, whispers, on the edge of meaning. (other inspirations: Voynich manuscript. Cocteau Twins and Sigur Ros lyrics. The coding...

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Chromavirus

  • May 2, 2020
Chromavirus

Some big color for these dark times.  Chromavirus III, 16 x 14" Acrylic on archival paper on wood. This is continuing the CRISPR series of paintings. Future iterations of the below being significantly scaled up (72" +).           Like the work? You can show your support it here: paypal.me/KIAart

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Works on Paper

  • April 1, 2020
Works on Paper

WORKS ON PAPER (survey) Oilstick or acrylic on archival paper.  Signed verso.  "Flat" works first. Spliced/stacked works at bottom. Various sizes, as noted (or inquire). Larger works at bottom.  Sold ones are noted. (Shipped unframed, inquire for pricing). WORD WORKS: Oilstick on archival paper.  9 x12". "LOOT"   Text as rainstorm; ongoing iterations, as part of  365 unit "book"   Text / Wordworks:   METATROPOLIS SERIES: 24 x 18", acrylic on paper.  (More in the series than shown). ABOVE: 3 iterations. ABOVE:...

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Crystalline Machine Hurricane Rain

  • February 16, 2020
Crystalline Machine Hurricane Rain

This work came from a dream where it was raining words. As each drop hit your skin you felt its meaning. A storm was Shakespearean, a shower haikus. A hurricane the library of Alexandria, lived in a deluge. All the works in the series -- hybrids of painting, drawing, collage, installation and sculpture -- have very complex bas-relief forms (architectonic, crystalline, and organic) with linear and smeared color on reflective surfaces  that optically shift with the changing light of day (or season, or room), and flatten and expand in depth due to the angle of viewing.  Each painting or on-the-wall...

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Chromasnowma

  • January 15, 2020
Chromasnowma

Weatherwork, 2020. Continuing the series, now full spectrum. These works each took about 8 hours to do. More images to be added. (Earlier works in the yearly series, monochromatic ash/snow collages, HERE.  Large-scale indoor iterations developing. Contact for site-specific commissions. Prints of the various earthworks over the years, etc. by request.   Example of past (monochromatic) seasons: ash cyanotypes, more HERE: snow collages, more HERE: And earlier, glitching snow:   Like the work? You can show your support it here: paypal.me/KIAart

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Kirilian cities

  • October 23, 2019
Kirilian cities

METATROPOLIS SERIES Kirilian buildings. Architectonic coronas.Whimsical cities. Urban auras. Structures as broadcasts. Outside-the-box meta metropolis. Ongoing series (Some examples of larger works on canvas, smaller ones on paper, below) Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 48" - 2019 As they would appear installed: Scultpural versions (wall, floor): Acrylic on archival paper, 24 x 18", 2019    

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mmm skyscraper i love you

  • October 16, 2019
mmm skyscraper i love you

"mmm skyscraper i love you" - A spliced skyscraper, a volumetric painting. A three-dimensional version of the genetically modified paintings: visual genes recombined. Transient or fixed arrangements (as column, as barrier, as nodes, as radius on wall, and so on.) This version 3', wood and acrylic. Developing versions in painted steel. Installation mockup: Written sculptures (mockup):   The genetically modified paintings: Paintings, various scales: Bonus: another volumetric painting, mutable in shape; freestanding or wall scaling up to 120"+ high. Monumental...

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In A Myriad of Ages It Will Not Be Exhausted

  • August 6, 2019
In A Myriad of Ages It Will Not Be Exhausted

If from a stick a foot long you every day take the half of it, in a myriad of ages it will not be exhausted. -Mohist School of Names (China, 479 BCE) The work is continuously destroyed This painting is cut in half every ten years. Each division makes it a new artwork, and starts the clock on its next destruction. The original state becomes unknown,  as the smaller and smaller pieces are placed in new positions.  All future states are also unknown, existing as probabilities, potentials, or impossibilities. Now or never Each painting can only be seen in each physical ‘now’ of the viewer, ...

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No There There (going away away)

  • June 11, 2019
No There There (going away away)

This work has been acquired by a collector in L.A. (Fitting, as its title "No There There, No Hear Hear" is a play on words referencing Gertrude Stein's famous comment upon seeing her old neighborhood, Oakland, also in California). The work is a palimpsest, with layers and layers of shifting text, texture, information, color, and meaning. Images and video below, to show context and optical shifts. 84 x 60", oilstick on aluminium tape and vinyl on aluminium.  

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sincerity is great & the metatropolis

  • April 26, 2019
sincerity is great & the metatropolis

sincerity is great. also the architectonic + virtual + organic + poetic as a Metatropolis        

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