Thanks again everyone for your support of this series! There’s so much that I wanted to incorporate into this body of work: how some segments of the culture view art as primarily an accessory; our present day tendency of turning temporary trends and statistics into unfortunate hardened opinion; of appropriating not just the literal visual images that are considered banal (as Koons and Hirst do), but rather the banal processes and activities of digital age daily life (using the internet, filling out forms, how “likes” build demographic profiles, etc); of treating data like flung paint or halftones and blending the common handmade with the pixelated; of giving enriched focus on not just process, but to metaphor (through masked symbolism) without sacrificing the strengths of non-narrative formalist abstractness; to create work with a modesty of scale that conceptually can easily be translated into large sculptural installations and site-specific works; of returning/continuing to my previously created painting’s diagrammatic aesthetic of transcribing experience, events beyond my control and raw data into somewhat unpredictable images that take advantage of the element of chance, as they also reference an intentional hieroglyphic (the feeling of theatrical story w/o the actual communication); of shedding light on the enfantilized rescue fantasies of a generation seeking both heroes and relevance through store-bought prestige; and finally, referencing my experience in consumer-driven Print On Demand Land and its Pinterest and Wanelo suburbs.I’m now in the process of rewriting and editing my notes into a cohesive statement that I can use to explain the work to: curators, art dealers, collectors, and the folks who make the decisions who receives fellowships and/or grants from art foundations. When I have something close to a first draft, I’ll pass it along with the desire of learning your thoughts about the presentation of my ideas.
See the entire 16 pieces in #TheAccessoriesSeries in their present form at: http://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan
Cathy (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryanhttp://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Cathy-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
Monica (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryanhttp://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Monica-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
Beth (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryan http://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Beth-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
This is the final version of “Holly.” As with most series projects, invariably there is a bit of drift between the first piece and the last, even when you’ve set up conceptual rules in the works creation. When I was making physical paintings, I went back and reworked/added information to earlier pieces to get them aesthetically consistent with the later ones. When I started #TheAccessoriesSeries, I was wise enough to remember this and built into my conceptual plan a “Punch List Layer” where I go through all the each of the works in the series at the end and add or clean-up, similar to the punch list that contractors create when building architectural projects. I think of each of these pieces as a stage (in the theatrical sense), so it’s appropriate in my mind that my prior experience as a carpenter finds its way into the creative strategy/process. Holly (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryanhttp://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Holly-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
Beverly (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryanhttp://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Beverly-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
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Leah (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryan http://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Leah-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
Selections from the PD3: GCSD Series by Wayne Edson Bryan
http://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/prints?page=11 Please do check it out, especially if you’re a fan of collage and open to new ways of thinking about the style.
Jenny (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryanhttp://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Jenny-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
Andrea (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryanhttp://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Andrea-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
Jackie (#TheAccessoriesSeries) by Wayne Edson Bryanhttp://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/Jackie-TheAccessoriesSeries_Print
Little Balls (of various sizes) Art Print by Pixel404
Learn to Analyze Art Print and iPhone Case by Pixel404
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