Phantom Shapes and Ghost Events installed at F Block Gallery, University of West England, Bristol, UK, 2018.
Phantom Shapes and Ghost Events is an investigation of color, print and collective memory. Contrasting a subdued primary palette with gray images of residual protest and violence, artist collaborators Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban look back to the 1960’s and 1970's as captured in printed matter from the same era. The installation of layered digital prints evoke the smoking and obscured remnants of a civil strife and political tumult at once too familiar and yet distant. The layering of large-scale, abstracted images printed on everyday bond paper suggests the ephemerality and fragility of any one generation’s defining moments.
The printed components are over-printed digital on bond paper mounted with lasercut acrylic. The floor sculptures are EL wire on digital prints & mylar.