- a curatorial exercise.
- a repurposed phone booth on the Anderson Ranch campus.
- aimed at providing opportunity for play + collaboration.
- interested in pairing artists with incongruous aesthetic prompts + parameters.
09.25 - ??? 2019
Using soft sculpture made from brightly colored and highly textures materials, I would like to transform the phone booth into an immersive environment that focuses on the physical, personal and social mechanisms of voting. Including interactive elements, I would like to make a 'voting booth' that questions the importance of a personal vote, and also the fear of not casting your vote(s).
08.17 - 09.23.2019
Please wait to be seated
I create voids in the relationships between materials that plays on the idea of a narrative. This relational practice allows the use of anything and everything from sound, space and image to found objects, text and video. The careful curation of these materials encourages and denies certain contexts and formal threads that create layered fragmented narratives which poke at conventional links, and allusions to analogies and metaphors. These voids are subtle but also accessible in their nature because they are intended to be filled by the viewer, whom I think of as a tourist or traveler.
08.02 - 08.13.2019
Matt Bruhn, Andrew Cain, Mackey Howe
Much like a tumor, in a mass of people three friendships have accumulated, formed from abnormal situations and brought together in a single place. Even though these connections were not necessary, and are in fact uncommon among interns of different disciplines, it has grown. In fact, as time goes on it accumulates more cells creating more lasting relationships between others that are accumulated to the mass, this cycle has started for us here at the ranch, and we refer to this process as the skin tag. This installation represents the comfort this event has ignited between us.
01.30 - 03.15.2019
It Could Happen To You
Candice Greathouse + Curtis Ames
Nicolas Cage is an American cinematic icon and sex symbol known for playing the subtle and subdued protagonist or adopting an over-the-top pastiche of the anti-hero. He’s always the leading man, and for better or worse, he’s one of the hardest working actors in the industry pumping out not only critically-acclaimed hits and classics but also epic filmic flops. His mistakes notwithstanding, his personal and professional eccentricities have piqued our collective interest to the point where he has achieved cult status. The image and idea of Nicolas Cage has permeated almost every aspect of consumer culture so much so that at times he has even become a trope of himself. And yet, somehow, all the memes, T-shirts, and pillows bearing his face not only mythologize the man but they also make him more endearing, more relatable, and ultimately more desirable. We can see ourselves in him (or with him). We too can find love, success, fame, fortune, or whatever it is we want (even him). You just have to want it bad enough. Like so bad it hurts.
Appropriating the image and idea of celebrity Nicolas Cage, It Could Happen to You is a lighthearted look at desire. This interactive work is an invitation to a mini-Masquerade Ball made for you, two, or a few.... Come inside and find your National Treasure. Recommended length of stay – 7 minutes (in heaven).
candicegreathouse.com / curtisames.com