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Comment by Resident Curator on January 2, 2014 at 8:48pm

Thanks for responding.  I'd really like to hear the accompanying audio- it sounds like a very interesting component.

Comment by Michael Caci on January 2, 2014 at 7:03pm

I should add that these pieces are part of an installation in which each piece is accompanied by an audio portion that converts the text to speech.  For instance, in "To o mer Pop s ar s ad", the audio would be based on the line, "Tumor pop are sad, and you never know when".  Many of the pieces in process take this text to a much more extensive level and in "front run baby" which is recently uploaded.

Comment by Michael Caci on January 2, 2014 at 6:57pm

Thank you for your honest and thoughtful comments.  Its funny, but my wife who is an art history graduate, and my son who recently graduated in computer science, reacted very similarly to the more textual pieces.  But like most artists I'm motivated by a personal aesthetic which is pushing me to push this medium.  I don't expect commercial success anytime soon, that's for sure.

Comment by Resident Curator on January 2, 2014 at 3:04pm

Curator’s Comments: 


These new collages posted are dynamic in a subversive type of fashion, but are possibility more pessimistic than your previous imagery I’ve admired with birds.  For me, the use of altered printed text undercuts the negation of the forms you are manipulating to put forward ideas about beauty, myth and personal ideology.  I’m positively attracted to the pieces that don’t rely on any text, and they conjure mysterious narratives.  More is such an example.  The lone female figure floats into a faintly retro patterned field, her body crudely sectioned off only to be connected by the same pen lines to trailing environmental forces.  The marbled paper and portioned off grid imposes a delegated structure the pinkish coloration of the body and swirling interior lines attempt to overcome. However, Sex Use Inquiry is most outstanding in its use of seductive hedonistic color and gestural modulation versus quickly scrawled personal weapons of destruction.  The clever expansion of the image into the aqueous blue-green frame suggests the explosion/firing extends into organic/bodily fluid.  The titled association with sex reinforces the lurid visual connotation.  As these several of these pieces utilize what appear to be stock commercial images, the content delves into and harnesses the seductive power of advertising. The subjects are ripe with possibility.

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