Archive for January, 2012

Sweet Action…

Posted in Other Blackness with tags , , , , on January 25, 2012 by drawingsubscription

Saturday the 28th will see a new rotation of works in the 3rd iteration of the Lineup series of exhibitions at SUGAR in Brooklyn, NY.  I’ve known Gwendolyn (SUGAR’s proprietor) for a number of years, and she’s got one of the more unique curatorial visions I’ve had the opportunity to both work with and observe.  She’s always been very engaged during studio visits, and comes in both prepared with a very specific idea of what she’s looking to achieve, and with an openness to being surprised by coming across a work she may not have been expecting.  As a result, she generates exhibitions as conversations between works/artists/the audience and allows all of the parts to breathe organically into the reality of the whole. That’s what has been making the Lineup series so interesting, and has taken the conversation(s) to another level.

I’m really pleased to be able to show a new piece from the Composition To Threaten Your Existence series in this next round, and also another manifestation of the series in (No) Vacancy at Carrie Secrist in Chicago (Opening Feb. 4).

Check out a the installation video on SUGAR’s site

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January

Posted in 2012, Surface Disruption on January 22, 2012 by drawingsubscription

Surface Disruption 01 by Vincent Como, 2012 Drawing Subscription

Surface Disruption 01 has now made its way out of the studio to the 2012 subscribers!  This series is Toner on Vellum, folded with archival double-sided tape.  All works begin with an 8.5 x 11 inch page of perfect black space, which then succumbs to the weight of its own history, collapsing the purity of the monochrome surface.  (ed 12/12 pictured)

Profile

Posted in Other Blackness with tags , , on January 12, 2012 by drawingsubscription

The gentlemen at Progress Report put together a very nice profile on my studio and practice.

We had this EPIC brunch one Sunday morning in Brooklyn and then headed up to the studio to talk about the Ritual Aesthetics show that was about to manifest.  They managed to catch Composition To Threaten Your Existence as it was in-process, and we had a wonderful time talking Black, belief, and non-objectivity.

Good times…

New Year, New Series, New Disruptions

Posted in 2012, Surface Disruption on January 3, 2012 by drawingsubscription

Here we are diving headfirst into another year of exciting possibilities.  The second series for the Drawing Subscription, Surface Disruptions, is sorted and underway.

Speaking of disruptions, or breaking of the boundaries within a planar dimension, I often think of how incredibly good Ligeti’s Metronome piece is.  In taking the object(s) of timing and rhythm (or rather, the structure of aural composition) he sets each in motion amidst 99 other object-structures and let’s them create a situation wherein the whole of time/space is pitted against itself.  The early science fiction writer Ray Cummings said:  “Time… is what keeps everything from happening at once”, and the achievement of Ligeti’s piece is that it manages to force time to happen all at once, both syncing and harmonizing with itself, and unabashedly breaking free of it’s intended purpose.

This is a disruption of the surface of time(ing), and this is what you can expect from 2012.