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The Truth Following the Existence of Something; ART342 Artists-in-Residence show work on First Friday

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2012 at 1:02 am

This Friday will be the public opening of The Truth Following the Existence of Something; an exhibition of the latest Artists-in-Residence at ART342 at Rendition Gallery in Old Town from 6pm-9pm

On display will be the work of Joe Joe Orangias. He explained to us what he’s been working on during his residency and what you get to see at Rendition Gallery:

Reflecting on Doubles. 2 x 4, archival inkjet prints, frames, light box, stool. 34 x 58 x 21 inches

While at Art342, I have been working on two projects. One is an ongoing series of sculptures called Supports of Our Working Bodies, which mixes queer imagery and semiotics with materials that reference architectural models or architectural extensions. This body of work explores doubles, parallels, and attempts to blur subjectivity and objectivity in an optimistic and pedestalled way. I am interested in this series unfolding through factors of inclusivity, support systems, and environment. Every piece is on stilts of some sort in preparation for a forecasted flood in the studio. The flood will be caused from the sculpture Harnessed Pool bursting open in a private performance, and will live on through video documentation. (Image above from series of Reflecting on Doubles.2 x 4, archival inkjet prints, frames, light box, stool. 34 x 58 x 21 inches)

Still from Stump Apparatus video, 2:01 of 15:37 minutes

The other project is a video at Douglas Lake called Stump Apparatus, which will be shown as an installation at Rendition Gallery. This project consists of nine sculptures made with recycled tree stumps, a ball made of their dust, and concrete mixing bags. The sculptures are utilized in the video as tools or translators for how the environment mediates the body and how the body mediates the environment. I have been working with many people from the Fort Collins area for this video and have gotten to know the town in a unique way through these people and the materials collected for Supports of Our Working Bodies. (Image above is a still from Stump Apparatus video, 2:01 of 15:37 minutes)

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