United States of America
Jess Carlock is a Portland based, multidisciplinary artist working with painting, photography, printmaking and collage. They are particularly interested in how humans perceive and interact with the landscape as well as investigating the natures of memory and transformation. Jess has studied Fine Arts in the University of Oregon, USA.
They create stylized and surreal landscapes, endeavoring to capture the subtle and intangible aspects of place and time, of light and feeling, as well as collages that explore ideas of individuality, multiplicity, and cultural memory. Their practice is intuitive in direction, and may include the use of recycled/repurposed material, drawing, found objects or photography.
Working with the #FUTURE cohort, I explored ideas of simultaneity and uncertainty, filtered by and collaborating with nature and the environment, using photography, digital collage and video. Wind, mirror images and movement point out the co-occurrence of past, present and future.
1976 | Portland, Oregon, USA
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon, USA
2021 | Dreams, Splendorporium, group exhibition, Portland OR, USA
2020 | For the Seventh Generation, group exhibition, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland OR, USA
2020 | Sensitive Materials, group exhibition, State University Tri-Cities, Richland WA, USA
2020 | Reinvention, group exhibition, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River OR, USA
2020 | Acrylic Warfare, group exhibition, Brassworks Gallery, Portland OR, USA
2020 | Isolation Digital Residency, Murze Magazine, UK
#6 | FUTURE: results
Artists in dialogue
“We must begin to educate ourselves, no longer in the critical exercise, but in the propositional abundance of ideas and worlds. That is the now of tomorrow ” CHUS MARTÍNEZ
#FUTURE (English cohort) was a new session of Together Apart through which we embarked into different considerations and proposals about and for the future. Taking as a framework artistic and conceptual references in relation to utopian and situated futures, the international cohort of artists worked individually and in collaboration, addressing the main theme through artistic practice, collective discussions and conceptual frameworks. This was a specially interesting cohort in regards to the articulation of disciplines and technologies. The working proposals were approached by creations that included printmaking to new media arts, textile arts and sustainable practices, including architecture and design. To mention only a few of the statements that the artists proposed, future was addressed as the negative space that implies how a form might move into it, future is the feeling of anticipation, future is the will to get back cancelled desires, future is transformation, future is restoration, future is expanding the present, future is a wheel spinning in its axis…
Transformation as a process to evoke the future was central in the work of many artists: transformation of materials (reuse, recycle, repetition, erasure), transformation of subjectivities (due to personal will or to external experiences) including gender transformation and approaches to transformations in our brain and body structures.
What other temporalities does the nature offer? Artists approached nature as the main master to explore life cycles, continuities of transformation and an endless source of wonder.
Nature and culture, considered in an imbricate dialogue and not as separate, allowed us to think in different timelines. Artists chose to work in collaboration with nature, from creating working materials from natural resources, as producing paper with plants, using poisonous leaves for an artistic gesture or exposing the artwork to outside atmospheric conditions for long periods of time.
The future of our artistic practices were also considered from proposals which would only unravel in the future or by creating a testament for the future distribution of artwork, even through taking care of the waste that art produces.
On July 14th we will make a public online presentation of all the collaborations which were initiated through this online programme and we will continue exploring through the practice such challenging and fundamental questions related to the future.
DANIELA RUIZ MORENO | Curator-in-Residence
FUTURE VIRTUAL OPENING
July 14th, 2021
4PM GMT-3 | Argentina
Daniela Ruiz Moreno, connecting from Madrid, Spain
Joseph Scheer, connecting from Alfred, NY, USA
Diaa Ahmedien | Cairo, Egypt
Christopher Bradd | Toronto, Canada
Jess Carlock | Portland, OR, USA
Lindsey Clark Ryan | USA
Lucio Gorzalczany | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Beth Grabowski | Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Trisha Gupta | Burtonsville, USA
Lorena Pradal | Zárate, Argentina
Claudia Roselli | Florence, Italy
Carrie Scanga |Portland, Maine, USA
Char Schwall | Kansas City, MO, USA
Rachel Singel | Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Kelsey Stephenson | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Clare Thomas |Victoria, BC, Canada
Gerry Trilling |Kansas City, MO, USA