A NIGH HERNDON
DESIGNS X DEVICES
JUNE 18TH 5:00 - 7:00PM
BEALS & CO. SHOWROOM
830 CANYON ROAD
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO 87501
Designs x Devices is a new body of work of visual artist A. Nigh Herndon. The work explores building materials as media to explore the concept of interiors and exteriors of the “home”, the metaphorical structure that we as humans inhabit and assign emotions upon. Herndon entitles the works with phrases and passages that relate to human interaction with design, sound, and architecture to evoke a memory of the past that we can not possess or inhabit again.
The work is created and displayed as diptychs representing the beginning of a post war American nuclear family structure.
The artist has this to say about the work :
"My work does not attempt to produce a beautiful or hermetic object, but instead functions merely as a clerk would, cataloguing the results of an emotional and automatic process. As a consequence, giving life to a style that uses pared-down design elements and a reduction of my own visual vocabulary to dark and light areas as a binary decision representing interiors and exteriors of architecture. Using a language of uniform objects assembled in accordance to a strict principle, sometime equal in parts, building on repetition, and brought together on a neutral surface."
A. Nigh Herndon (b.1980, Tulsa OK) Has exhibited multiple shows in North America and Europe. The artist has recently moved to Santa Fe NM from Guadalajara MX and has a museum exhibit schedule for Fall 2016 in Guadalajara.