Show #18: Tom Kotik + Richard Hart
Curated by Keri Oldham
Opening: Thursday, Feb. 20th, 6-8pm
Dates: Feb. 20th - March 22nd
Field Projects is proud to present a two-person exhibition featuring artists Tom Kotik and Richard Hart in our 18th show to date. This exhibition will be on display February 13th through March 22nd, with an opening reception on Thursday the 20th from 6:00- 8:00 pm. Join us!
Tom Kotik’s work searches for and revels in the intersections of sculpture and music, form and sound, creation and composition. As both a practicing sculptor and (rock!) musician, Kotik is on a continuous journey to form an aesthetic language from these two creative drives. Transforming stereo equipment and soundproofing materials into sculptural forms, Kotik’s work offers a ritualistic meditation on our experience of sound and silence. In his newest work, Kotik replaces literal sound equipment with abstract forms of amplifiers and guitars to imply sound without even a whisper.
A newcomer to New York from South Africa, Richard Hart’s work also alludes to unseen forces and ritualistic practices. Hart is inspired by the spiritual landscape of Africa, from witchcraft and Muti, to Shembe and the Zionist movement. Hart sees in African religions a sort of mash-up, a willingness to combine elements of Western religion, superstition, and traditional healing. It is this cut-and-paste attitude to religion and indeed life in Africa, that is central to Hart’s practice. Working in photography, painting, mixed media, video and assemblage, his pieces create a new and imagined hybrid of unknown rituals and mysterious totems.
Image: Richard Hart, Fetish Assembly