Quoting the Quotidian is a new exhibition by Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP).
Many of the works in this show use specific objects, or readymades, as a material starting point. Readymades make for interesting material for artmaking as they previously were developed with human user interaction as a key consideration in their creation, necessary innovation that have grown familiar in the day to day.
These objects are also representative of the quotidian, the most ordinary and habitually unnoticed. They are stand-ins for lives built up habitually in daily experience, by the distillation of ordinary expectations of the world. The quotidian is also a necessary condition for surprise. The works in this exhibition deviate from the ordinary; the result is unfamiliarity, sometimes wonder, sometimes a new understanding. These artists embrace the paradox of seeing the everyday for its commonness, while imbuing their works with latent possibilities for transformation to further human experience.
In time for ISEA, a number of electronic or digital-based works will be on display, interspersed with works of more traditional media. Daniel Kent, an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY, will exhibit Articulating Blind Movement #1, a sculpture motorized to humorous effect and witty sculptures derived from iPhone forms. Vancouver-based Nicolas Sassoon is considering exhibiting a physical object translation of his animated gif moire pattern works. Marisa Olson, also from New York City, will be exhibiting two works from her Time Capsule series, works that have been aptly described as media archaeology.