Extant Fragments explores the social context of the artist’s studio space and the importance of developing an art making process that is personal. The studio becomes a metaphor for the confines of daily life and the art making process a metaphor for ritualistic and behavioral patterns. In exploring a litany of qualitative and perceptual experiences within the artist’s social space, it is the present materials that are addressed and reassessed – incessantly and obsessively – the ‘left-overs’, the minutia, bits and scraps, detritus... This process of dealing ONLY with what is presently available leads to a profound self-discovery: to examine ones process of art making is a way to remain invested in the present. What exists’ in the present are [the few] historical remnants – Extant Fragments.
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