Everyday Spaces

Jonathan Crary writes of the loss of "everyday" spaces, parts of life outside the domain of institutional organization; these are spaces I've cultivated in my work in efforts to lend them artistic interest. As these spaces contract, I see my interest in the Bezold Effect - which creates seams within the visual field - and the fluidity of video as efforts to grasp the disappearing realm of freedom in daily experience. The video drawings are open-ended - multiple versions can be juxtaposed, while their constant movement encourages an improvisatory mode of drawing, allowing fragments to emerge from the envelope of space and time. Light - color - remains an overall organizing force, sometimes generalized yet also focused in the solitary patches that embody what Matisse called "a moment in the life of the artist".