As of a few days ago, I have started a long period of work as artist in residence here at Cherryhurst House in Houston, Texas.
I will be working on a long term collaborative project with photographer, Dallas McNamara, and, I'm sure a number of great things will be presented as a result of the work and all goes towards an exhibition for sometime toward the heart of 2017.
Principally it hinges on ideas of de-modularizing the way that the art forms, that seem the province of one sense or another, are normally put together in a collage type fashion of just going well alongside each other. In this case image, sound and object. The climate unfortunately favors object.
This angle could change, of course...check back in later.
For now, we start with a month long road trip on which I will be collecting and documenting a variety of materials for later composition and sound/silence structural work up the line. This is very exciting, of course, since it is a rare opportunity to develop things in an unfettered way which hasn't been the case since the stint at CalArts a few years ago.
Cherryhurst house really is a residence that is also a gallery and so makes for a very comfortable environment to work in.
Currently they are setting up to show the fascinating work of Heather L. Johnson,
and I am quite honored to have been asked in, along with such talented folk over here.