From transmitter to transected / An unintended javelin falls from sun-bleached facade /
Dusty tarpaulins reveal plans patented in camouflage / What was a leaf is now a metal antenna. No signal / Banners hang in tattered remains / Collective directories fade into obsolescence / Printed matter dissolves under whitewashed oblivion.
The future arrived too late.
In his most recent body of work, SV Randall depicts fragments from a place of abandonment and ruin; a sort of site-less wasteland simultaneously set in the past, present, and foreboding future. Although no bodies are present, transient identities linger throughout this imagined ghost town. All of the works in the exhibition coalesce found objects collected from the border between Mexico and the United States where the artist has been living and working for the past year. Javelin conflates object, site, and narrative to reflect on the struggle of displacement caused by ideological conflicts while unpacking the absurd aesthetics of manufactured demarcations.
Acrylic paint on vinyl, wooden dowels, twine, aluminum hardware
48 x 132 in.
Acrylic paint on found signage, palm fronds, galvanized steel, and aluminum foil
72 x 96 in.
Found objects with plaster and dirt
7 x 20 x 12 in. each
Laser print on newsprint
11 x 16 in.
US 200100034992A1 (Artificial Palm Frond)
Resin, wood, steel, polystyrene with acrylic on vinyl
82 x 14 in.
Warding off the Old Snakes Club
Cast Aquaresin and acrylic paint
O+G Accident diptych
Oil paint and acrylic on canvas with a fan palm frond
30 x 40 in. each