AYOTTE - BOONE - O'CONNOR
SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 6PM - 12AM
WORK is pleased to present The Breaking Point, a one-night exhibition of new work by ERIC AYOTTE, MELODY BOONE and RYAN O'CONNOR. Please join the artists for an evening of art, BBQ, spirits, and dance at the red tin shack.
The Breaking Point relates to the moment when the energies of societal conflict shift from being potential to being active. Envisioning the artist as an agent of substantive change, this exhibition investigates how the fragmentation of established order is manifest through the exhibition of painting, video installation and sculpture.
ERIC AYOTTE uses imagery of rioting crowds besieged by tear gas and water cannons as the basis of his heavily charged oil and resin paintings on aluminum. Multiple layers of paint are fragmented by mathematical patterns resembling a camera's lens or an intermittent television signal, referencing the various ways we receive information in our modern mediascape.
MELODY BOONE employs hand-made kaleidoscopes as the platform and context for her multi-media installations. Using images of her own family, Boone creates wallpapers from her video kaleidoscopes, which are mounted and loop endlessly back and forth, enticing the viewer to enter the fragmented interior space.
RYAN O'CONNOR uses the Tomfa, a Japanese martial arts billy club, to construct his Riot Chair. The resulting sculpture is riot gear furniture built with a Shaker aesthetic.