Exhibition dates: March 31 - April 23, 2016 Opening reception: Friday, April 1 6-9pm
About the Exhibition: New works created in collaboration between Ashley Frazier and Michael F Sperandeo, investigate the relationships between the real and artificial. Through the use of various materials, which range from hair, ink, light and new media technology, the work evokes questions of the immaterial ground between the object and its associated definition and/or societal representation.
Location: Ice Cube Gallery 3320 Walnut Street Denver, CO 80252
I am interested in how seemingly small losses accumulate to form larger masses, and how this relates to identity, memory, and perception. Currently, my process involves collecting and cataloging my own hair as it is lost overtime. My work presents an autobiographical map displaying memory in a nonlinear fashion. I am interested in navigating what becomes lost or hidden in the layers of perception and exploring how ideation occurs from recollection. The duality between past and present informs my material selection and process. In this way, the fragility and delicacy of material reveals a personal vulnerability. I seek to evoke the tension between the chosen material and the way in which it is presented. Concepts of identity, memory, and perception surface in different ways depending how the medium is used and what it creates.