“My work explores notions of psychedelic awakening, lucidity through paranoia, doomsday fear-mongering, conspiracy theories surrounding the government’s relationship to the occult, and the artist’s and the art audience’s relationship to the political right. Visually the work in conjunction with the exhibition space, present multiple dualisms, inversions and transgressions. The 2D and 3D works are created to be seen from various perspectives- inverted in mirrors or front to back. These visual games also serve to illuminate the esoteric implications of inverting sigils. The formal elements of my work involve a play between the illusion of space, actual 3 dimensional space and the two-dimensionality of paper. In my cut paperworks I use perspectival patterning that creates the illusion of form, flatpatterning, and a physical cast shadow to show the actual space and thinness of the paper. I aim to create pieces that are in conversation with ancient, canonical, modernist, and contemporary ideas of spatiality in art making.
My sculptures are semi functional, made from existing objects. They allude to a narrative or fictional narrative about the psyche of their creator. They are two faced objects of preparedness and paranoia that are also inspired by the readymades of Duchamp and sculptures of Tom Burr.” -Hunter Stabler