Wormholes, 2014:

Solo exhibition at Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON. Installation of Wormhole drawings I, II, and III, CD Worm, Record Steps, and Redacted Stack.

These drawings are made by made by tracing a template (CD) over and over changing colours only when the pencils wear down completely; the large scale and intestinal aesthetic refer to the performative gesture and the body. The paper is sized to my exact height and compositions are made in an improvisational manner, responding to the limitations of tracing one shape repeatedly. In these compositions I tried to make myself uncomfortable. Drawings on paper are mounted with magnets to wooden backing frame. The CD Worm is made by threading CDs onto a braided hose. A highly flexible piece, it can take very different forms should it be installed differently. I see it as a sculptural “sister” to the Wormhole drawings.

Redacted Stack (CD cases, acrylic paint) was originally created as a site-specific work for a storefront window (QueenSpecific* on Queen Street West, Toronto, ON); this sculpture exploits the inherent structural properties of the CD while simultaneously maintaining the potential for failure; the work speaks to cultural production, obsolescence and lost information. A relationship to music is embedded through repetition, pattern, and the very media in which music is delivered. Record Steps are installed in the corner, this work consists of 48 pieces of records cut 1/4 inch smaller each time and stacked by size.