ABANDONED BRUISED FORGOTTEN
Join us for a First Friday art opening featuring silkscreen paintings, video collage, and a site specific installation by JD Sell and soundscape by Mobdividual on August 4th, from 6-9pm. Food truck, Awaken will be here and parking is available.
Abandoned Bruised Forgotten examines the idea of intimacies correlated to abandoned vehicles through silkscreen printed paintings, video collage and a site specific installation. In these modes, the process of movement through time and space is suggested through layering and refracting light. These two properties find commonality within distortion and blurred representation, creating the in-between realm of past and present experience that are found distilled in these vehicles.
JD investigates the alluring presence of abandoned vehicles found in alleyways, side roads and highways. All of these places are transient, resulting from their purpose to guide and direct modern transportation. These places act as platforms to witness the decay and loss of functionality in these cars. As they sit motionless phenomenology’s animate, invoking curiosity into the lives and experiences that now fill these drained vessels. Vehicles have oddly intimate posture in the way they fluidly move through existence. This is categorized within the array of ways a car can be used beyond a mode of transportation. When the physical act of motion is static within things that are designed to move, vibrations fill the gaps and a new life of exchanged potential and paralleled function takes hold.
About the artist: JD was born in Maplewood, Minnesota in 1993. He received his BA degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) in May of 2016. He currently lives in Colorado Springs where he works and maintains a regular studio practice. Outside of his practice, Sell has curated gallery shows locally, worked in collaboration with other active artists across multiple disciplines, and is an active member and co-founder of The Living Room Collective based in Colorado. Along with these, Sell remains an advocate and active member of the Colorado Springs Art community.
more info at jdsell.org