2019, Opalka Gallery
The Russell Sage Colleges, Albany, NY
Substratum is a collaborative sculptural work by artists Medina, Bauer, and DiFiori Hopkins. Segments of concrete rubble, wire, and related materials are arranged beneath a collection of tensile fabric canopies. Projected digital images complete the composition. This work is a reaction to the realities of the limited lifespan of walls that are erected around the world for the sole purpose of separation. These walls may be physical, imagined, or psychologically imposed. How do such walls relate to interpretations of shelter and ownership? Can society look skyward and transcend any such walls? Substratum utilizes ideas of transcendence, deconstruction, containment, and framing to question the usefulness of boundaries and to reinforce the idea of existing without confinement, as well as to reinforce the potential afterlives of walls.
Other works of the artist
Work in Progress May 2020 Oil, Mixed Media Covid-19 Shelter in Place Studio Albany, New YorkOther works of the artist
PPE: Boundedness March 2020 Decay Enforced Oil, Mixed Media 12X12 inchesOther works of the artist
Future Lonely Tree Anthropocene Stockbridge, Massachusetts October 2017 Silver Gelatin PrintOther works of the artist