Kinetic Mobiles Suspended Projection-Relief & Free-Standing
NEWS | RECENT EXHIBITS
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
July 6- August 24, 2017
Artist Demo/ Residency:
Reuben Saunders Gallery
Wichita, KS, USA
August 1- September 1, 2017
"In the Studio-LIVE. Pt.3"
This will be an onsite build of a 15 meter long, 1-2 meter high,
"projection relief" wall sculpture.
One design per wall (well...perhaps one continuous)
Graphite crayon used to draw continuous random background “scribble”.
Many of my drawings (study sketches) from my website provide an example of the random background
type of (automatic) sketching. (example link) http://christophergulick.com/sketchbook/
Next, stand back and view the chaos.
Similar to watching clouds, patterns in the landscape, water currents and random patterns in textures
whether from detritus or the perceived shapes in natural or man-made objects.
From these perceptions, additional light drawings will pull forward desired lines and shapes.
From these selections will come indications of which are dominant (as in the foreground) and others that become submissive (to represent the background).
These lines and shapes, seemingly random in their singularity, become cohesive, a unified structure of collective sophistication.
Chaos becomes intellect through evolution.
Random, flailing bits seek one another out to become a whole. One not known individually, yet easily understood when together.
The shapes and lines will be built into a “projection relief” (similar to bas-relief) kinetic, mobile-type sculpture, such as;
The sculptural aspects, built into separate modules, will be constructed using locally resourced metals, plastics and the occasional found material.
I will use rods and sheet (metals, plastics, etc.) to build 1-3 armature mobile-ettes projecting straight out from the wall by rods of varying length from a few CM to one meter.
I wish to engage the gallery members and all patrons and visitors to become part of the 2-3-week long process in all the aspects, whether it be to simply watch me construct, critique and suggest during the build and/or assist in the acquisition of materials.
I’ll damn sure need someone to get me an espresso periodically.
I’ve been in “customer service” types of work all my life. I’m talkative and engaging and have a natural talent for drawing people in, making sure they know they are a part-of as opposed to apart from.
The end visual result will be a discovery for all involved.
I request you engage your individual and collective ability to trust in general that the time process, engagement of the build and the visual end result will be successful and enjoyable for (at least mostly) all.