Postoff presents a selection of mosaics created over the past decade.
Combining glass, tile, stone, metals, and found objects,
each piece is a glittering doorway into a broad, online storytelling network
of text, image, and film.
MARCH 10 - 24, 2016
Daily 8am - 8pm
180 Shaw Street
Saturday, March 12, 5pm - 8pm
I'm a Toronto-based artist working in a wide array of new, old, and ancient
media. I think of myself as a "Webspinner" -- the Internet is
my primary substrate, and upon it I place my various works of trans-media
art. The creation process is ongoing; there's no definitive beginning
or end to the large-scale structure of the networked storytelling.
Each of the mosaic works included in this exhibition is a physical node
in my narrative network. My materials include: vitreous, smalti, and stained
glass; ceramic and porcelain tile; stone and crystal; cast metals and
findings; grout; wood; found objects and dissected electronics.
With it all, I build three-dimensional sculptural wall-mounts that stand
alone as abstract works of art.
When photographed, indexed, and deployed into cyberspace, these mosaics
also become the subject of digital images that are each available for
deep linking with other regions of my online storytelling universe.
My vision is for a hyperlinked web of timelines, images, and texts that
serve as a metaphorical portrait of my evolving identity. As such, it
becomes a resource of personal narratives that can be mined as a tool
for self-analysis and self-knowledge. I periodically review my past deployments
in search of meaningful (or mysterious) patterns of mind and consciousness.
These alternating seasons of creation and reflection allow for self-directed
exploration, therapy, and, every once in a while, exorcism.
I hope and expect that future creation cycles will draw upon these mosaics
to embroider and illustrate my burgeoning, online narratives. Each of
these pieces can thus be approached as a doorway into elsewhere spaces
of my mind.