soak, stain, bleed, bloom
Pollock Gallery, SMU, Dallas [link]
Documenting a studio process enamored with the hypnotic stain, a series of folded papers -radio-chemical-efflorescent- offer the bleeding Rorschach as arrestingly more compelling than crafted intention. Beguiled, the stain births a blind form of bio-mimicry as rude flowers float and collapse, coagulated stems of plaster ineptly attempting symbiosis. These meandering symmetries are released from nova-parentis profundity with the occasional comedic turn: an insipid neon sign commands several propped up sticks to “bloom.” Reflecting further on nature’s bursts and blood, a video of the armored artist repelling into volcanic eruptions and violent vortices documents her brave descent into the hypnagogic blossom.
~ Ryder Richards
images courtesy of the artist