Dust Death By Andrew Nigon // Opening Reception

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Focusing on the aesthetics of destructed forms and the potentials of contemporary materials, Andrew Nigon's work explores the mystical space that is created when two dichotomous extremes overlap. Exploded forms are strategically positioned to imply the existence of a complete narrative that has suffered traumatic destruction within an artificially historic timeline. Dramatic narrative is supplanted with a real and present tactile tragedy that simultaneously represents decay and abandoned construction. Influenced by concepts of purgatory, mythological hybrids, drag queens and the Catholic Pope, Nigon's aim is to create monuments that are devoted to an existence that is trapped in an incomplete and fractured world.

Sculptures are created from plastics, foam and resins, as well as repurposed sculptures from previous projects, presented in an exuberant color palette. These materials have the power to mimic and yet, maintain a foreign and mysterious quality. Sculptural work begins with plastic casts of my friends and myself. These “replicas” are the first step in a seemingly asinine construction process that consists of revolving periods of feverish assemblage and strategic dismantling. Inevitably, the original motivations that initiated construction give way to entirely formal concerns. The result of this process is a pathetic minimalism that resonates a unified balance between opposing aims.

Andrew Nigon received his MFA from the University of South Florida and lives and works in Miami, Florida.

www.andrewnigon.com
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