JED WILLIAMS GALLERY
March 3-24, 2017
The Tau Ceti Report: Recent Works by Tyler Knight
Tau Ceti is a possibly habitable exoplanet, and I use painting as a type of remote sensing, a speculative visual report of phenomenon that is difficult or out of reach to data visualization. I am mining the possible clairvoyant properties to the visual art processes that are yet unnamed.
I come out of skateboarding and street art/graff culture. A tremendous portion of the fecund subconscious and outer consciousness I pull from was formed by an urban spelunking of Atlanta in the late 80’s and early 90’s. What I am going for is a subterranean, under bridge type of abstraction, geological, mine shaft and reservoir influenced. I contemplate this language of cartography I am constructing; map-making as a visual model of information at a macro/micro human scale.
Time marks the movement of the hand, light marks the movements of the body, maps show us were we are and were we are headed. These tools help us explore or surroundings. The mind moves the flesh through a labyrinth of possibilities.
About The Artist:
Tyler Kline received his BA in Anthropology and Sculpture from Portland State University and a MFA in Installation and Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. Kline’s has exhibited solo at Moving Spirits and Youngblood in Atlanta, Zeitgeist in Portland, OR and Reload, Rebekah Templeton, The University of the Arts, Crane Arts, and Jed Williams Gallery in Philadelphia.
He is also the curator of the Hamilton Hall Public art initiative at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has curated shows at: Atlanta’s Moving Spirits Gallery, Portland’s Martial Arts Gallery, Zeitgeist and Disjecta, as well as Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Little Berlin. A Strong believer in the power of Art to revitalize communities and bring about social change; he is fascinated by playing with the porous boundaries between painting, video, sculpture, performance, and printmaking.