The Curiosity of Con,
Petrified Breath, and an Accident known as Blue.
This project emerged from an interest in visualizing breath. The resulting work came to exist at the intersection between art, biology, and performance.
"SV Randall’s installation eludes clear definition and clear designation. Specific references are present in his shambolic studio-cum-laboratory—signs of photography, printmaking, painting, and sculpture that function alongside repeated images of fences and depictions of flora. The white brick wall and mover’s box echo the forms of the fences and emphasize notions of containment. This imagery and these signs are accumulated then discarded like the piles of fence parts heaped beneath the table. There is an implied system but the system has devolved. It reads as a process abandoned, ruined. It suggests a left-behind past as it envisions an apocalyptic future. Yet, the relatively unmarred wall and box insert a pause to the disorder. Does this temper a sense of decline or suggest that an unsullied exterior masks a chaotic interior? Or both?."
- Emily Smith, executive director 1708
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