Featuring Work By Alex Case and Dan Grayber:
Shows Runs January 20, 2011 - March 5, 2011
Reception on February 4th, 5-8pm
Dan Grayber isolates machinery from its usual role of fulfilling human needs through placing it in an eternal mode of self-perpetuation. His safety-orange powder coated objects endlessly assure their survival through completing the simple and essential task of holding oneself up. These sculptures, which create problems as they solve them, exude a sovereign elegance, the dignity of not having to justify themselves to an outside source. Alex Case uses asphalt as a medium in his mountainscapes, channeling the crude radiance of the oil refineries of his hometown and exploring the difference between exploiting a material and giving it life. The mix of untouched natural form and artificial asphalt speaks to the conglomerate landscape of the modern age. The lack of a human subject in both artists’ work allows for the emergence of an ethic by machines for machines, as well as an inherently formidable aesthetic.
Video of Dan Grayber's Self Installing Mechanism