I’ve been thinking a lot about the transformation of materials since seeing Foxy Production‘s three-person show on the subject. Plently of artists turn something into something else:Rachel Whiteread transforms empty space into cast resin sculptures; Lucy Skaer turns a table into a printing device; and Tom Friedman sculpts an aspirin pill into the shape of a head.
Foxy Production’s exhibition (through January 29) doesn’t include any of these established artists: they deal primarily with emerging art that actually emerges. It makes sense then to see newcomers Deville Cohen,Andrei Koschmieder and Joe Winter in the space. Like some of those more established artists mentioned, I vacillate on how meaningful I find these transformations. That all of them employ printing technology seems closer to the connecting tissue here.
I spent the most time with Joe Winter’s installation, in part because it faces the entrance and is the most visible work. Amongst the more dominant pieces, a small printer slowly spits out images of the sky on a desk until it runs out of ink. Beside this an office light similarly drains the color from sheets of construction paper before Winters pins them on a set of semi-enclosed bulletin boards.
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