ABSOLUTE ZERO AND INTERFACE AT SEATTLE ART FAIR
Very pleased to officially participate in the main event of the inaugural Seattle Art Fair with both SEASON and PUNCH Gallery from July 30 - August 2 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Not only am I psyched to show new and recent work with both the gallery that represents me as well as the cooperative space I'm a member of; but also to have the chance to see my projects alongside contemporaries and colleagues who will share the exhibition hall with Platform Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, and Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle), Upfor (Portland) in addition to bitforms, PACE, Gagosian, David Zwirner, Zürcher Gallery (New York) and Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles) + many others.
SEASON, a refined program that operates without fear or favor sagely directed by Robert Yoder, will exhibit ABSOLUTE ZERO; a large-scale neon sculpture from early 2015 that was the IRL centerpiece of a physical installation paired with an online component accessed via NewHive. The piece being presented at the fair (originally shown in all blacked-out gallery that was never open and only viewable through heavily tinted windows) is both a simulacram of the digital video it emulates and a detached, stand-alone meditation on social media loneliness, missed connections and human frailty in a data-saturated world defined by a network's promise it can never fulfill.
INTERFACE, a new piece and first look at an in-depth series, will be presented with diverse Pacific Northwest collective and group-run cooperative space PUNCH Gallery. Derived from the molecular form of silicon, the basis of glass and data storage, the work is a prismatic visual poem alluding to the micro/macro forces that define both a digitally driven world and our high-speed connection to a more expansive universal other all in one form. Displayed atop a fabricated aluminum pallet with a familiar MacBook Pro feel; it's simultaneously the software of perception presented on a ubiquitous shipping commodity and an openly potent play on scale.
ABSOLUTE ZERO will be on display at SEASON (with Ryan Schneider, Dawn Cerny, Mike Simi and Juliet Jacobson) in Booth 611 and INTERFACE is on schedule to be installed at Booth 705 in PUNCH Gallery (with a selection of participating members) for the duration of the fair. Tickets, a full list of participating galleries and more information can be found here.