The past few months, and especially during the past month, i’ve been thinking about and beginning work on a new project for one of the Little Galleries in Madison, Wisconsin.
This work was a bit interrupted by our move away from Madison, but now i’m back to it with renewed focus and energy. My ideas for it are coalescing and beginning to make sense as a kind of tribute (or maybe memorial, goodbye card, etc) to that place, where we lived for quite a long time. The place and the people were very good to us, and before we left i did have the urge to make something in tribute, but with the stress and prep of a big move, that never did happen.
With this background, this new project does fit naturally into SS, especially using the material i’m working with. It is film, text, sculpture (the latter something i’ve not really done before). Using voices from my past, it addresses the memory of a place where there was much uncertainty for us, where the evidence couldn’t be quantified except through experience (and maybe with this work).
I’m glad to have this opportunity to show again in Madison, especially in this public way. The Window project last year was another great street/public opportunity for me, and all this work is connected in SS. The other thing i really like about this approach with the Little Gallery is that it’s small, and that it allows me to be more object-oriented. The Window project forced me to focus on a 2-D approach, which was a really worthwhile experience, and this new work follows a similar thread in a multi-dimensional direction.