OCTOBER FEATURED ARTIST GEOFFREY GORMAN
While Geoffrey’s flying creations appear whimsical they are somewhat reminiscent of natural history museums and taxidermy displays—yet with an astonishing twist. Bedecked and bejeweled with their discarded screwdrivers, vintage keys, wooden balls, bicycle parts, bailing wire and other imagined amulets, Gorman’s creatures seem alive and energized with a strange kind of dignity, self-awareness, and alertness usually found only in living creatures.
His work reflects upon the struggle between old and new, natural and unnatural, and the attitudes society has developed regarding waste. Gorman remasters them into notable reminders of how careless we are with the preciousness of being. Viewers will see the evolution of the artist’s unique construction methods combining a wide variety of reclaimed materials and cast off objects