A B O U T :
My work examines the relationship between consumer, commodity, and transformation. Within a culture of feverish consumption and retinal impatience I often make “fast” objects by the slowest means possible.
The resulting sculptures, photographs, and installations represent overlooked objects rendered in symbolic materials. My process employs mimicry, disjointed spaces, and the fragmentation of forms to question what constitutes one’s perception of the real. Notions of obsolescence, visual decay, and circular logic have been recurring themes throughout my work.
Materiality is core to my practice. Specific sculptural ingredients have included: a melted down amalgam of contemporary aluminum tools cast in the form of an anvil, human breath used to preserve and chemically encrust precious photographs, and most recently – discarded objects collected along the border between the United States and Mexico. Through all of my diverse projects, the common thread has been a drive to reactivate materials in an attempt to coalesce object, site, and narrative in physical form.
B I O :
SV Randall is an interdisciplinary artist working with sculpture, photography and installation to examine the relationship between consumer, commodity, and transformation. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally. SV is the recipient of the Toby Devin Lewis Fellowship Award, a Sculpture Fellowship through the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and a Visiting Artist Grant through the Institute for Electronic Arts. Since graduating from Alfred University in 2010, he has worked as an art handler, screen printer, art educator, and research assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He recently received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently lives in New Mexico where he is teaching in the MFA program at NMSU and the BFA program at UTEP.