Kip’s and Fischer’s respective works underscore a sense discomfort in the act of looking or a reliance on subjective frameworks in the process of recollection. I find their work particularly relevant as they address the relationship between routine and confusion, and between observation and obscured memory, within the context of architecture. From their structures, I gather that to think about edifice is not to reflect on deliberate forms of shelter and safety, but, more so, to consider how the built environment metaphorically serves as a foundation for the lived experience.Read More
The Black Show makes me think about José Saramago’s epic novel “Blindness” (1997), in which blindness invokes darkness, oscillating between sociopolitical misconception and human malice. “I don’t think we did go blind,” reflects one of Saramago’s figures at the end.Read More
The color combinations of these works create an illusion of depth, opacity, and even motion: the orbs seem to pulse.Read More
Disrupting our sense of sight and ability to touch, Kip suggests that constructing the familiar is a habit of our senses. In upsetting our patterns, he causes us to acknowledge that we build our worlds through objects that nourish the tendencies of routine.Read More
Tyler Kline is both metaphysical in his thinking and materials-focused in his making. The two go very well together in works whose subject deals with time going forward and back and realms from the primordial to the digital.Read More
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