Ishmael Randall Weeks Exhibition
Ishmael Randall Weeks’ work encompasses site-specific installations, sculpture, and works on paper. The foundation of his work is the alteration of found and recycled materials and environmental debris, often on site, and includes such source materials as empty tins, books and printed matter, bicycles, boat parts, and building construction fragments. By utilizing these elements as authorial components in his work, Randall Weeks raises ideas about our understanding of culturally specific forms – wheels and pulleys are recurring motifs – addressing issues about urbanization, development, travel, movement and regeneration. His sculptures often take the form of conveyances – carts, cranes, carriages, and chariots – of one form or another, invoking mobility and the artist’s own migrations; for the past four years he has traveled to, and lived between his home in Lima to residencies in Maine, Ecuador, New York, Bolivia, and Mexico. Among the works featured in this exhibition is a wooden drafting table whose surface is covered by a geographical terrain ingeniously carved from a thick slab of found architectural drawings and plans. Also referring to landscape is a rug woven from strips of recycled rubber tires; a saddle, also made of the same material, furthers the reference to travel and exploration.
From 2009-04-07 To 2009-05-22
Opening Reception on 2009-04-07 from 18:00 to 20:00