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They care about their lawns

They care about their lawns installation detail
Using domestic objects, video and light to effect the way to perceive things that are commonplace in a new way. Suspending objects in a heavy handed way that prevents things from falling or changing from their suspended position. There are those who oppose change and create modes to maintain the status quo. Nostalgia is a powerful tool and the work seeks to utilize it in a proactive way rather than create a false clean past, when the past we have is rather ugly and is not really so distant as we may like to think.

Do you remember?“Do you remember?” was a project based in sharing memories and traveling up and down the west coast of North America between Vancouver and Tijuana. Me and a friend ventured from living room to living room installing a video installation o

A video sculpture installation detail from "Do you remember"
“Do you remember?” was a project based in sharing memories and traveling up and down the west coast of North America between Vancouver and Tijuana. Me and a friend ventured from living room to living room installing a video installation of actors in movies watching TV and then interviewing the hosts about memories they had surrounding watching TV. The findings were put together into a small show in the form of the sculpture that traveled with us as well as video documentation of the installation, a few photos, and audio bites from interviews.

Jingle bells and all that stuff

Vidoe Installation detail of Jingle bells and all that stuff
Have you ever gone to the mall right after watching home videos during the holidays and then gotten a headache from all the Christmas lights? A video projection installation that projects onto brick and other found object sculpture, including a TV playing a VHS recording of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

She always wore red

She always wore red installation
A sociable bunk bed fort for adults. Once inside you are engulfed in red and can sit on the couch and watch a strange home movie narrative unravel from the inside or outside of the fort. Participants are welcome to relax read or chat in the space.

They care about their lawns

Oct 2016

(audio and video lengths vary)

installation, video, audio

A way of thinking about the past from a critical viewpoint and relating it to the present. How are things different? How are things changing? Does anything really change? Does social injustice act like a chameleon and get better at blending in? When one culture dominates and dictates life for all, biases are ingrained into the very fabric of our world.

Using domestic objects, video and light to effect the way to perceive things that are commonplace in a new way. Suspending objects in a heavy handed way that prevents things from falling or changing from their suspended position. There are those who oppose change and create modes to maintain the status quo.

Nostalgia is a powerful tool and the work seeks to utilize it in a proactive way rather than create a false clean past, when the past we have is rather ugly and is not really so distant as we may like to think.

Do you remember?

July 2016

(audio and video lengths vary)

video, audio, sculpture

“Do you remember?” was a project based in sharing memories and traveling up and down the west coast of North America between Vancouver and Tijuana. Me and a friend ventured from living room to living room installing a video installation of actors in movies watching TV and then interviewing the hosts about memories they had surrounding watching TV. The findings were put together into a small show in the form of the sculpture that traveled with us as well as video documentation of the installation, a few photos, and audio bites from interviews.

She Always Wore Red

May 2016

original duration of loop 14:20

installation, video

A sociable bunk bed fort for adults. Once inside you are engulfed in red and can sit on the couch and watch a strange home movie narrative unravel from the inside or outside of the fort. Participants are welcome to relax read or chat in the space.

Jingle bells and all that stuff

Feb 2016

size and length varies

installation, video

Have you ever gone to the mall right after watching home videos during the holidays and then gotten a headache from all the Christmas lights? A video projection installation that projects onto brick and other found object sculpture, including a TV playing a VHS recording of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

I'll just stop by Walmart and pick up a few things.

Dec 2016

Dimensions vary

Sculpture, Noise

“I'm sure Walmart has it. We can just drive over and get it. We will be right back. Just in and out no messin’ around.

“Oh, they didn’t have it at Walmart? Well check on Amazon. They will have it.”

Largely made of cardboard and trash attached to robot floor cleaners and motorized toys.

This work is an expandable newer work that I was most recently working on. There are plans to continue this work in making more roaming sculptures and to increase the number of cardboard houses.

Football Watching Alchemy

Video

5:00

2016
Watch and be amazed at the power of televised sports and its emotional transference of energy that can make people do crazy things. Dots of light representing a moving picture and sound of an event that is happening at a distance.

Fulllllllll Hooooooooouse

Instalation, Video, Sculpture, Sound

2.5x3.5x6 ft 2015 A reproduction of the house depicted at the beginning of the TV show “Full House” as well as a remix of the theme and reediting to separate the parts that are funny and the parts that are not.

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About Bryan

Baltimore City

I am an artist from Bucks County, PA who received his BFA in sculpture from Tyler school of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia.  I spent over a year studying abroad and then teaching  English in Japan before coming to live in Baltimore where  I am currently pursuing my MFA in... more

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