RICHARD GRAY GALLERY
THE TENTH OF ALWAYS
Untitled (Antler Box) 2006 Untitled (Black Elk Pair) 2009
March Swanson was born in Connecticut in 1969 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work has recently been purchased by MOMA, NY and the Miami Art Museum and he has shown in exhibitions in New York, Florida, London and Cornell University. He is known for artwork made out of a variety of media: raw wood, gold chain, mirrors, photographs, light, fabric, naturally-shed animal antlers, rhinestones and blown glass. (information taken from Richard Gray Gallery exhibition flyer) Various themes in his work are the ideas of kitsch, mysticism, nostalgia and futurism. He (like Olafur Eliason) explores the use of light, reflections, shadows, metallic chains, stones and cloth.
i'm not sure how much i truly like his work or have sincerely analyzed it, but the rhinestone encrusted deer head was honestly fascinating and entirely rivetting. i actually quite like the combination of nature inspired work with more futuristic or modern elements. i'm also growing to really consider this idea of light and shadow, how the audience approaches a piece of art and how that piece of art is exhibited more and more. spacing, placement, the consideration of the curator actually deeply influences how a viewer interprets the piece.
A Place In The Sun 2008 - 2009 Untitled (Black Fabric with Chains) 2008 - 2009
today i spent time in the michagan ave area of chicago gallery hopping. i'd like to say i got quite a bit done - tomorrow it's time for river north area. more gallery reflections to come.