Binary Soldiers

Installation, approx 15' x 30'

Slade School of Fine Art Gallery

Oil on canvas & acrylic wall painting

July, 2015

Binary Soldiers

Side View 1

Binary Soldiers

Side View 2

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Binary Soldiers

'Isolated'

oil on canvas

30" x 40"

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Being granted a position to the Slade School of Fine Art Painting in Contemporary Practice summer study allowed me to challenge my current practice while exploring the use of exhibition as a tool to deepen my process and drive work rather than conclude as a final destination.

This experience made significant changes to the way I approach my practice and as our course integrated into a shared exhibition space that concurrently served as our studio, we pursued our work individually but alongside our peers and drew upon a collective participation to reflect back into our own work.

After the course I was deeply inspired to continue this conversation and in my pursuit to not feel disconnected by distance and confined by the physical space of a gallery (or lack thereof), I created a virtual exhibition space called 011 Gallery based exclusively in social media.  Immersed in the center of the tech world I pursue painting as an opportunity to reflect upon the conflicting emotionality of progress and nostalgia and personal connection, versus digital connectivity.  The 0 and the 1 represent binary code, and I consider this project an evolving piece of work.  The 011 Gallery will take on a life of it’s own as each artist that exhibits will then choose the next group.  Through a nomination process each artist will make contact, either digitally or in real life, with a fellow artist that compels them in a way that can feed back into their own work, and this interaction in turn will further explore the possibilities of conversation via digital connectivity.

Binary Soliders

'The Zero'

oil on canvas

24" x 36"

2015