I have a solo show at Practice, an artist-run gallery in Philadelphia, opening on April 5th. In an effort to help me cover the costs of framing, travel, and installation, I’m offering drawings from my series Outfits for Acrobats to friends and family for $125 prior to the opening.
I created these drawings at Signal Culture in upstate New York using a video feedback loop like those employed by TV meteorologists. I sourced freeze frames of trapeze artists and designed uniforms for them suspended mid-air. While viewing a monitor before me, I colored a sketch pad which filled the area of the performer’s leotard. Their silhouette, made transparent by luma key, became a barrier for my colored pencil despite having no physical connection.
My installation at practice will feature these drawings displayed in clusters on the wall and a 1 hr 13 min video that documents their origin.
If you like this project and choose to support me, you will receive an original drawing in a hand-painted frame with museum grade plexi. The frames will mimic the appearance of the video’s background—a hazy gradient with the faint suggestion of a trapeze net. Each will be unique and in this way the drawings will carry with them a visual link to the video. $125 includes the cost of delivery.
In the order form please indicate where the drawing should be delivered to after the exhibition and which payment method you prefer: check, Venmo, or Square. You will receive detailed instructions once you submit the form. I will ship drawings in early May.
Thank you to everyone for your support.