Hasley Rodman: Cave System or Ear Canal
328 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
10 November - 22 December 2013
From the Press Release
Ear Canal / Matisse’s Metronome / Interior, Exterior, and The Fold / Oscillation / Triplets / The Secret Life of Plants / Graphite / Plant as Monument / Duration, Rhythm, Speed / Light, Time, Temperature / Cucoloris / Axial Rotation / Incremental Difference, Minimal Difference / Denaturalization / Chromatic Presence / Aura Management / Pink Panther Opening Credits / The Chiasm / Body Gesture, Body Image, Ghost Body / Cave System
One of the concerns of this show is the difficulty of defining entities: If every entity is in a state of continuous change, how can an entity ever, like the meaning of a phrase, arrive in a state of completeness’ How can we recognize when the true flower arrives if it is always somewhere between seed and dust [example from Norman Bryson, on the philosopher Keiji Nishitani]’ Or, how can I speak fully as myself when I am always changing’
Halsey Rodman is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City. His work proposes a consensual and liberating encounter with objects by rendering apparent the radical instability of their forms. He often integrates gestural painting, diagrammatic drawing, and intense colour with sculptural and architectural constructions, and has collaborated with others to realise event-based, group-constructed, figurative sculptures. Rodman draws inspiration from wide-ranging sources, from the Pink Panther to Lacan to Virginia Woolf.