david trautrimas and kristina lewis: article X exhibition
 
david trautrimas and kristina lewis: article X exhibition david trautrimas and kristina lewis: article X exhibition
jan 28, 2010

david trautrimas and kristina lewis: article X exhibition

article X: david trautrimas and kristina lewis johansson projects, oakland, california from january 30th to march 20th, 2010

‘article X’ is an exhibition of photographer david trautrimas and sculptor kristina lewis. both of their works take functional objects, removed from their usual contexts, placing them in zones of ambiguity, absurdity and anxiety.

‘storm crown mechanism’ from the spyfrost project, 2009 by david trautrimas digital print on archival paper 30" x 40" edition of 10

canadian photographer david trautrimas dismantles and sculpts rusted household refugees – coffee pots, refrigerators, electric razors, oil cans, waffle irons etc. – which are then digitally re-imagined as top-secret outposts. the series ‘the spyfrost project’ situates the skunkwork structures in cold war landscapes, intertwining the relationship between militarism and consumerism. his experiments hypothesize the fictional origins of common household goods and appliances, that defined the zeitgeist of the era.

‘micro re-instigator’ from the spyfrost project, 2009 digital print on archival paper 30" x 40" edition of 10

‘carbon inversion device’ from the spyfrost project, 2009 by david trautrimasdigital print on archival paper 20" x 30" edition of 14

‘the aurora maker’ from the spyfrost project, 2009 by david trautrimasdigital print on archival paper 14" x 17" edition of 16

‘the radiant proliferator’ from the spyfrost project, 2009 by david trautrimasdigital print on archival paper 20" x 30" edition of 14

‘seismic conduction tower’ from the spyfrost project, 2009 by david trautrimasdigital print on archival paper 20" x 30" edition of 14

‘the brilliant device’ from the spyfrost project, 2009 by david trautrimasdigital print on archival paper 20" x 30" edition of 14

kristina lewis, 2010 drywall, building electrical wire, outlet, wall plate all images of kristina lewis courtesy of johannson projects

american sculptor kristina lewis liberates utilitarian objects from their responsibility to human agendas and gives the materials drawn from our discarded possessions, a place to evolve. she re-assembles worn women’s footwear, zippers, light switches, reformatting commercial goods into unspecified creatures. are they insects, flying rodents, birds or aliens? emancipated from their former life is aesthetic extensions of the female leg, they flaunt their insides.

kristina lewis, 2010 drywall, building electrical wire, found toggle, switches, hardware, adhesive

kristina lewis, 2010 used high-heeled footwear, epoxy putty, acrylic, adhesive 10" x 5" x 11"

kristina lewis, 2010 used high-heeled footwear, epoxy putty, acrylic, adhesive 15" x 12" x 5" kristina lewis, 2010 used high-heeled footwear, epoxy putty, acrylic, adhesive 9" x 11" x 8"

kristina lewis, 2010 used high-heeled footwear, epoxy putty, acrylic, adhesive 11" x 7" x 4"

  • Strangely beautiful

    S says:
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    Namdnal Siroj says:

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