Thursday, January 6, 2011
By Zach Trow
Opening Reception January 6th 5:30-9:00
Saturday January 8 1-4
And by Appointment
Through studying globalized popular culture, and taking on the roles of maker, collector, and mixer, I have developed a sculptural language based on the spectacle of performance and the amateur. My sculptures take on many different forms through a process of deconstructing and reassembling until they are abstracted into a state of absurdity. I am also interested in how this action of deconstructing and reconstructing presents how the amateur uses mimicry to build an understanding of material and objects.
In the installation Reverb, three sculptures are presented within an imaginary sonic staging using the visual language of minimalism, post-minimalism and performance. With the sonic elements falling short of epic and in an eternal mono state, the viewer is left to question the balance between the heard and seen.
BioZach Trow graduated from the University of Oregon with a BFA in Sculpture in 2009. He currently lives in Portland and works out of a studio space at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center.