THERE IS SANITY AT SEA LEVEL (NO. 3) DYE SUBLIMATION PRINT ON POLYESTER 5 X 8 FEET 2022 Situated on the waterfront of Ålvik, Norway on the Hardangerfjord, the digital print on fabric is installed on a found metal structure which would have been used by fishing ships. the installation responds to the conditions of […]Read more "KH Messen: There is sanity at sea level (no. 3)"
INSOMNIA, MEMORY LOSS, LETHARGY, AND INSANITY DIGITAL PRINTS ON POLYESTER, COPPER PIPES, CINDER BLOCKS 5 X 8 FOOT EACH 2021 A series of digital works printed on fabric combine abstraction and distortion as well as images of glass Fresnel lenses found in internet searches. Together, the resulting images embody mathematical principles from quantum physics and […]Read more "Insomnia, memory loss, lethargy, and insanity"
STRANGE AND UNADORNED : WAVE INTERFERENCE STUDIES (NO. 20 – 35) GRAPHITE ON ARCHES PAPER 14 X 10 INCHES / 35.5 x 25.4 CENTIMETERS 2020 – 2021 A continuation of a series of drawings repurposing imagery from American photographer Berenice Abbott’s series Documenting Science, created during the 1940s and 50s. In Abbott’s series, photographic exposures of […]Read more "Interference patterns (ii)"
SYMPATHETIC ASSOCIATIONS: INTERFERENCE PATTERNS DIGITAL PRINT ON OUTDOOR-GRADE NYLON, RATCHET STRAPS 15 X 22 FEET 2020 Commissioned for Play/ground 2020, a public art exhibition organized by Resource:Art and the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Sympathetic associations is a large-scale digital print on fabric suspended in the skyway adjacent to Buffalo’s Explore & More Children’s Museum […]Read more "Sympathetic associations: interference patterns"
CLOUD RELIEFS CERAMIC, SPRAY PAINT 2019 Created in response to decorative ornaments commonly found on bridges in Zhujiajiao, these ceramic reliefs record traces of the urban architecture and ubiquitous symbols present in the vicinity of the Untitled Space residency in an outer suburb of Shanghai, China. This represents part of an ongoing collaborative practice with […]Read more "Cloud reliefs"
STRANGE AND UNADORNED : WAVE INTERFERENCE STUDIES (NO. 1 – 19) GRAPHITE ON CANSON BARBIZON PAPER 15.3 X 10.6 INCHES / 39 x 27 CENTIMETERS 2019 – 2020 These drawings source imagery from American photographer Berenice Abbott’s series Documenting Science, created during the 1940s and 50s, in which photographic exposures of light waves captured with […]Read more "Interference patterns"
OVERHEAD, AFTERIMAGE UNTITLED SPACE, SHANGHAI DECEMBER 2019 – JANUARY 2020 Overhead, afterimage is an exhibition of new and past work exploring the distinction between the functional and the decorative, deconstructing commonplace objects associated with architecture, navigation, and the relationship between built and natural environments. The first three works are graphite drawings on paper depicting abstract, […]Read more "Overhead, afterimage"
The Sun Is Your Enemy is a proposal of light as sculptural matter and meditation on the technologies and social histories that have altered, contorted, captured, and redirected our understanding of vision and space.Read more "The sun is your enemy"