David Joel Thomas Unclear and Indistinct, Figure 12
Media: Digital Image printed on Matte Photographic paper. White frame
Image Size: 8” x 8”
Frame Size: 20” x 20”
In the ideal geometries of Classical design and the efficient and functional ones of Modern design, there is at bottom an enchantment with ideas. Designing becomes the willful imposition of preconceived ideas on what would otherwise be passive and chaotic matter. It seeks to make legible and maintain its ideas despite the dense material aura in which they are inevitably caught. My work tacitly maps a shift in the general regimes of designing away from their Classical eidetic and Modern functional appropriation toward their resolution in the material, morphological play of continuous variation. Resisting the sovereign, static, transcendental geometries of Classical and Modern design, I concoct supple, dynamic, material processes of interminable production as a consequence of surrendering to material conditions that, coaxed, throw off their own forms that suggest design. The images presented here derive from this process and, through it, are lent a texture and material contour.
Exhibition: Spotlight Exhibition: New Works by Faculty
ShopColumbia, 619 S Wabash Ave, 1st floor
Exhibition dates: August 22 - September 29, 2017
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