Moscow-born artist Dasha Shishkin’s solo exhibition is a whimsical leap into a world between painting and drawing where the delights and follies of human nature are performed in vivid color and imagination.
Untitled (Mylar) Statement
In 2011, I worked on a series of sculptures designed to be activated by the powerful winds in the Mojave Desert. Using kites, string, rocks, and other materials I found in the landscape, I constructed delicately balanced systems that would move with the changing winds. Eventually, I kept reducing the number of elements in these contraptions until I was left with the simplest mechanism I could imagine, the force of the wind directly moving an object across the landscape. Despite the apparent simplicity of this system, Untitled (Mylar) represents a complex balance of forces and effects all of which unfold effortlessly as an interdependent series of relationships. The variable force of the wind relative to the pull of gravity together determine the speed, direction and form of the metalized film. As these variables change, so too does its distance from me, my video camera and the jeep in which I am riding, thus forcing us to modify our direction, speed and framing to keep it in the shot. This cycle of movement, transformation and reaction creates a model for eternal flux, an ever changing feedback loop between animate and inanimate forces.
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