1, 2 Installation Shots 3, 4 16ths on Center – drywall, reclaimed drum set hardware, rug 5 16ths on Center – video documentation of performance 6 Untitled (Lamp) – cymbal stands, conduit, porcelain light fixture, incandescent light bulb 7 Tracks 1 – 7 (Pattern Studies) – snare hits through carbon transfer sheets on paper 8, 9 Mutually Exclusive – record player, receiver, speakers, drywall cut from gallery wall 10 Time and Motion – fireplace, fluorescent light bulbs
"Force Majeure" is a solo exhibition that took place at Linda Warren Projects in Chicago, Il. This show consisted of an assortment of constructed and found objects that conflate my interests as a musician and fabricator. The end result being an investigation into the commonalities of form and sonic manipulation of objects.
This project amplified and broadcast a live mix of the ambient room sounds that are present daily in the Columbus Building at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This installation was part of an exhibition entitled "Plural Zone" that took place on the campus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago during the 2012 International Sculpture Conference.
An attempt to create a three dimensional work that represents the traditional two dimensional horizon line. This is a design oriented, architectural attempt to re-create a situation. In addition to the visual recollection of a horizon line this piece incorporates wheat grass and light giving the piece a tangible, physical feel.
This project is a culmination of a weeks work, on site, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is my first, formal, solo exhibition outside of the academic environment and as inspiration for the project I decided to treat the gallery space as a studio, making works that started with no plan or intent and making decisions day to day as the project evolved. Ultimately this show became a personal exploration of my aesthetics, values and personal endeavors. Through deconstructing the gallery walls and creating incomplete furniture objects I am attempting to produce or reference a domestic environment from my immediate surroundings. This has become a way for me to deal with my confusion and mixed feelings about settling in one location that I can call home.
2011 – discarded paintings, frames, picture lights, high gloss paint
This installation was created by taking 7 discarded, framed, works of art and painting the walls around them, while they remained hung in their place. The paintings were removed from the walls and there "footprints" (dimensions) were left visible, along with their accompanying picture lights. Once the pieces were removed from the walls their frames were re-purposed and made into a usable replica of a museum bench. Visitors were allowed to use the bench to gaze upon the absence of each painting.
2011 – carpet
This installation is a scaled down topographical landscape made entirely from residential carpet. A section of Hopkinsville, Kentucky (the town where I am from) was taken from United States Geological Survey maps and translated into separate levels of carpet. In this version the installation is taking up one room of a house. However, this project is eventually intended to inhabit an entire house, allowing the viewer to traverse a landscape while walking throughout their home. This work attempts to alter our perception of surface and locomotion by creating an experience that is intentionally in opposition of the interior, domestic experience.
An architectural installation consisting of a full scale bust of the Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova re-created from the walls of the gallery. The original, plaster, bust was purchased in 1975 from an Italian Collector and is currently in storage at the Art Institute of Chicago. In its 36 years at the Art Institute, this work has never been on display. By obtaining an on site 3d scan of the original work I was able to digitally slice apart the original work and re-create it from the walls of the gallery by cutting and stacking individual cross sections of drywall. This work excavates the museum in an attempt to question where value exists in contemporary art and curatorial practice.
A staged architectural installation consisting of two fully functional Le Corbusier LC3 chairs that have been created by deconstructing the surrounding walls of the space. This work engages in conversation with modernism and relational aesthetics to question where value is located in contemporary architecture, design and the gallery space.
A full scale dinner table and chair cut from the walls of a space. This work investigates where meaning exists in the gallery through the re-appropriation of the material inherent in the existing architecture.
An architectural installation consisting of refuse building materials. This work was installed in the American Institute of Architecture headquarters in downtown New Orleans as part of an annual art, design and architecture exhibition and conference.
Collaboration with Mario Schambon and Christophe Gauspohl
This interactive sound and light installation allowed the public to take part in creating a unique sound and light composition by working as a community. When a bungee cord is pulled a sound is triggered and light is exposed, giving visuals to the notes being played by the audience.
Collaboration with Casey Lynch and Jason R. Butcher
This is a piece that was constructed based off composite maps of thoroughfares that are important or have been of high use throughout my and my co-developers lives in Atlanta. This piece started as a study of similarities between artists and ultimately led to a piece that displays how closely we are related through proximity and daily life.
Collaboration with Mario Schambon and Jason R. Butcher
Photos 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 by Jeffrey Beard