NOTE: traffic restrictions on Forsyth on 10/9
On Sunday, please approach my studio at 7121 Forsyth by traveling east from downtown Clayton.
Security for the Presidential Debate on Sunday night will cause Forsyth Blvd to be closed from Big Bend to Skinker all day Sunday, as well as Big Bend between Millbrook and Wydown. Statement about Dark Energy Abstract Photographs
Turning toward the present world to articulate it in realist visual terms, I found that after derivative financing, genome mapping and dark energy, a new realism might look like a new abstraction. Various realist abstractions are imaginable; the one I began to stumble upon a few years ago developed into a new working method, one that's provisional, inductive, and collaborative. The project quickly moved to the road and the photographs began to employ chance, risk, and serendipity, courting things beyond their control, waiting for grace, mystery, equivalence.
The photograph is made in time and motion while I ride into the middle of the picture. The camera records energy from passing cars, trucks, street lamps, signs and buildings. Seconds, even minutes or miles later, the shutter curtain closes on a congealed narrative of spatial moves made by other drivers, within a temporal matrix of decisions made by car lighting designers, sign makers, engineers, and architects.
The shutter open again, car and camera move into the composition of another picture. The grid bends as the camera is enveloped by space the camera continues to record. The camera precisely renders multiple vectors of passing lights until, on the far side of the moment, the whole traversed space and the narrative of its changing frame are condensed into one photograph, captured en passant.
Light speeds up into threads as the camera tosses and turns. I never know what it’s going to look like. Piercing the mirror, entering the wormhole, the wardrobe, touching the black slab, I go through the windshield into a new space beyond my direction.