Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series #2
Artist: John Masello
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, bias tape, polyester thread
13.5" x 13.75"
shared dirt and facsimilies of it
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, ripstop, Color-Aid paper, polyester thread, embroidery thread, laundry lint, photo-printed sticker
10.5" x 19"
less known space/to see exactly how you think
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, paper, marker ink, polyester threads, Color-Aid Paper
11.375” x 12.25”
a practice of shadow-making
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, polyester chiffon, ripstop, bias tape, Color-Aid paper, paper, tape, dust.
16” x 11.125”
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, ripstop, paper, marker ink, Color-Aid paper, tape
12.25” x 11.25”
say it soft and it’s almost like praying
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, polyester chiffon, embroidery thread, polyester thread, photo printed stickers, staples, sprinkles
9.5” x 14”
storm flap, ether drinker
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, interfacing, Color-Aid paper, ripstop, polyester thread, zip ties, tape, charcoal, pastel, paper, staple, marker ink
12.5” x 14.5”
Vinyl, adhesive vinyl, ripstop, Color-Aid paper, lightweight polyester, embroidery thread, polyester thread, laundry lint, paper, marker ink, silicone, polyester chiffon, straws, staples, construction paper, interfacing
15.75” x 17.5”
Paper, marker ink, pastels, adhesive vinyl, ripstop, construction paper, polyester thread
11.5” x 14.75”
Adhesive vinyl, paper, marker ink, polyester chiffon, polyester thread, construction paper
10.75” x 10.5”
“By complicating traditional forming processes and familiar objects, I want to use this work to create a conversation about how we recognize and understand visual information. The pieces shown are made after my MFA thesis exhibition and are a reflection on my own idiosyncratic ways of working. Materially, these sculptures will be made of wood, ceramic, fabric, and plastic-combining manual processes of making with digital fabrication techniques. This exhibition will show a new series of collages made from a variety of transparent and semi-translucent materials to explore what it means to look at and through an object simultaneously. These works employ different patterns and opacities to complicate the flat spaces they depict, creating images and landscapes that are only partially congruent with our world and logic.” - John Masello
Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series features short-term projects including performances, installations, audience-participatory work, and public programs or activities by Ohio State University graduate students.