Pathfinder Installations

These are installations of my Pathfinder painting series.

The top installation is from the May 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery at UC Berkeley. The paintings are arranged in a grid that has the same aspect ratio as each individual painting. In this exhibition, I showed the first nine paintings of my Pathfinder series.

The bottom installation is from the September 2017 Seize The Means exhibition at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery at UC Berkeley. In this exhibition, I showed paintings ten through fifteen of my Pathfinder series. In both installations, each row is a suite of paintings which progress in scale from left to right.

This series presents my relationship to the world with respect to mobility. These paintings are based on photographs of skyscrapers that I distilled into map-like patterns to be used as masks. As I added layers of paint, aberrations appeared which do not show up in the originals. Once all the layers were painted, I added more aberrations. Finally, I painted the blue paths on the best route between two arbitrary points. The aberrations represent the way my mobility is restricted, while the blue path represents my efforts to live life despite these blockages. This route is based on my own decision making process when faced with a mobility conflict. A viewer must look at several pieces before developing any understanding of my decision making process and my point of view.

The last nine paintings in the series have some notable differences from the first nine. They have an aspect ratio of 16:9, mimicking the display aspect ratio used for many electronic devices. They also have detailed painting on the edges. Lastly, I used photographs of office buildings as source material.

 

                          

Intersectional I

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

Intersectional II

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

Intersectional III

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

At the Margin I

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

At the Margin II

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

At the Margin III

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

Unaccommodations I

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

Unaccommodations II

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

Unaccommodations III

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 12” x 9” x 7/8”.

                          

Aberrant Architecture I

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

                          

Aberrant Architecture II

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

                          

Aberrant Architecture III

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

                          

Streamlined Structure I

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

This work was presented an Award of Excellence by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is on tour as part of the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program. It has been to the Volkswagen of America Corporate Offices in Herndon, Virginia, VSA Massachusetts in Boston, and the Dedalus Foundation in Brooklyn. It will continue its tour at SKyPAC in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Access Gallery in Denver, finishing at the Kennedy Center Hall of Nations.

                          

Streamlined Structure II

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

                          

Streamlined Structure III

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

                          

Degenerate Design I

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

                          

Degenerate Design II

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.

                          

Degenerate Design III

2017. Acrylic on Claybord, 19 ¾” x 11 1/8” x 7/8”.