Part of the Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series
Reception: Thursday, June 22, 3-4pm
Free and open to the public
Working with textiles, often in combination with found objects or bits of material, led Nick Larsen's work to the queer space between sculpture and image, material form and printed surface. Within this formal no man's land, he mines a handful of ongoing preoccupations: punk merch, the aesthetics and myths of the desert American West, naming conventions, the hanky code and other material signals, vestiges and artifacts, anti-milestones, parallel histories, mapping as a natural response to feeling lost, and the meaningful human activity that transforms a place into a site.
Taylor Ross is an artist and maker whose work takes form as designed objects, ceramics, and sculpture. His sculpture is engaged in a dialogue around what it means to queer the materials and form language of the built environment. The work recalls and occupies a series of liminal spaces and conditions: art/design, mold/maker, static/dynamic, man/womyn, literal/implicit. Larsen and Ross are 2nd year MFA candidates in Art at the Ohio State University.