Steve DeGroodt’s constructs are proprioceptive compositions performing a sense of locomotion which expound on physiologic feedback mechanisms; an antechamber of phantom memory relearning the visual system and its function. The formulation of his objects are naked to the eye without pretension, yet turn around consistent inconsistencies – leaving much to be discovered. Notated materials  (scrap wood, torn fabric, envelopes, cardboard boxes, single thread, loose wiring, veil) act concurrently as conduits and cloaking devices, filaments and barricades. DeGroodt could orchestrate a world in reverse, by inventing artifacts which reverberate with shapes of presence and absence. Instead, he reaches deeper for the psychoacoustic spaces fathomed from fragments of inarticulate human existence. (KG). http://www.stevedegroodt.com

Steve DeGroodt Ghazal 418, 1998 Fabric over cardboard boxes 39 x 23 x 23 inches

Steve DeGroodt
Ghazal 418, 1998
Fabric over cardboard boxes
39 x 23 x 23 inches

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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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