Alex Blaisdell’s project, Transportal, was presented at the second edition of ‘ace Nite this year. The project uses printmaking in different editions to explore the visual record of the artist’s personal relationship with the unknown places of Buenos Aires. It primarily investigates how the spaces of the city, the global community, and the artist are interconnected, with a particular interest in transit and transportation systems such as planes, trains, streets, or bridges, interpreting them as symbols of connections through space.
The act of remaking feels natural in Blaisdell’s practice, conveying the different facets and eras that coexist within a specific place. The landscapes, buildings, street corners, and interior objects depicted allude to the remains of lives and experiences that cannot be fully understood. However, the artist feels compelled to acknowledge them through fictitious images that offer fragments of these complicated, rebellious, and infinitely vast places. Often using the visual language of a window or portal, Blaisdell evokes his own transit experiences and aims to elicit the feelings of contemplation and longing associated with the act of looking out a window.
Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm at Estudio Abierto