Nicholas Fraser

The messages cut into tyvek are warped and distorted, generating strange new forms. The stretched letters echo the author’s initial efforts to shape the message for its intended recipient.

 

Thin and delicate, they are fastened only at the top, allowing the works to be responsive to the slightest breeze created by passing viewers. Individual letters flutter and shake, further activating the forms.

 

Gerub

hand cut black tyvek, 42 x 59.75”, 2019

 

New text-based works quoting unanswered messages I sent on internet dating sites. These failed efforts to spark a connection are hand cut into various sheet materials, with the letters left dangling.

 

Warped and wrapped, the tyvek messages generate illusionistic shadow forms. The stretched letters echo the author’s initial efforts to shape the message for its intended recipient.

 

Thin and delicate and fastened only at the top, the viewer’s movements cause the material to ripple, individual letters to flutter and shake, further activating the forms.