Come check out my new piece, “Oh Varian Sea” at the Rockland Center for the Arts, in West Nyack, NY. The exhibition, “Flowers, Follies and Other Rites of Spring” is a stunning show curated by Kenise Barnes and I am thrilled to be a part of it. The show is open through April 27th, 2011, and it is worth the drive.
Mulling over the damaging effects of industrialization and consumer culture on the natural landscape, “Oh Varian Sea” is an imagined scientific production of a landscape. In this piece, the mysterious lab sample explodes into a synthetic wonderland composed not only of the found scientific objects, but also miscellaneous debris, pvc pipes, multi-colored wires, and electric green drinking straws linked together, suggesting slime tubes. With references to nature and the blooming spring, this lab-scape, as the title suggests, is a play on production, reproduction, and the spirit of growth.