Carson Fisk-Vittori & Michael Hunter–Casual Object Garden & Other Material Matters

Work by Carson Fisk-Vittori and Michael Hunter

Roots & Culture
4/2/10 - 4/24/10

Casual Object Garden and Other Material Matters is the presentation of individual and collaborative works by Carson Fisk-Vittori and Michael Hunter. Both artists create work through the accumulation, arrangement, juxtaposition and presentation of found and created objects. Rather than materials serving a predetermined conceptual notion, each work evolves from the artists’ intuitive relationship with his or her materials. Through constructed happenstance, Fisk-Vittori’s photographs, ikebana-inspired flower arrangements and textile designs reflect both casual and deliberate formation. Hunter improvises his own modest sculptures and paintings through playful experimentation. The cornerstone of the exhibition, Casual Object Garden, is a room-sized, collaborative tableau and the culmination of the artists’ mutual interest in spatial composition. Otherwise familiar objects such as plants, household items, rocks and construction materials are rendered unfamiliar to the extent that formal qualities supersede practical associations. The elements that make up the work in Casual Object Garden and Other Material Matters are reduced to their material essence, allowing for a visual experience rich with understated affect.

The Object Garden

The Object Garden

The Object Garden

The Object Garden

The Object Garden

Carson Fisk-Vittori "Popular Plants" tulip, apple blossom, potato flower, and cannabis designs on organic cotton sateen 2 yards color, 2 yards black & white 2010

Carson Fisk-Vittori "Popular Plants" detail

Michael Hunter "Composition with Studio Plant" wood, canvas, plant, plaster 2010

Michael Hunter "Untitled Sweater Composition" sweater, paper, glue, tape 2010

Carson Fisk-Vittori "Calendar" c-print in a bamboo frame 2010

Carson Fisk-Vittori "Curtain" c-print mounted to MDF 2009

Carson Fisk-Vittori "Perfume Ad" c-print on backlit film, cee-lite 2009

Carson Fisk-Vittori "Props" cell phone pic c-prints on backlit film, cee-lites 2009

Michael Hunter "Four Untitled Paintings" fabric, paint 2010

Object Garden remix

Object Garden remix