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A single rope, tossed over a high, sturdy branch

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A single rope, tossed over a high, sturdy branch refers to a basic description of bear bagging, a practice of placing items attractive to a bear—such as food, scented products, or perishables—into a bag that is raised into the air using a rope—out of the reach of a bear. The exhibition continues my ongoing investigation into the thingness of found objects and considers the inarticulable energies they can convey. If I know it is there–even without caption–will it remain, and can audiences perceive it? This question has been assisted by the bag works in the exhibition, held in suspension through formal strategy and concealment of their contents. The works demonstrate potentiality, activating as transitive paintings that attempt to convey social energies to the viewer in a layered approach, through internal and external passages.
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