Project Project is pleased to announce the opening reception of This Too Shall Pass — Thoughts on Humans, Water and Place, a new multi-sensory installation by Brent Witters.Though Brent is a represented visual artist, we always encourage experimentation and reaching outside one’s comfort zone which is what the artist will be attempting with this exhibition. Please join us in celebrating Brent and his work.
Project Project is organized by Joel Damon and Josh Powell
From the artist:
This installation grew out of a series of installations I started in 1999 while living in a mason lodge/druid temple in the small coastal California town of Guadalupe. My aim with the installations was to create a work that would be as impactful as film and digital media. The logic was to use senses that the other media where unable to access, which caused me to evolve into multisensory works. These works attempted to engage the four major senses: sight(visual), hearing(auditory), touch or feel (somatosensation), and smell(olfactory). Since film is one of the most influential media of our time period I felt I could compete as a single artist being that film only dealt in vision and sound. Most of my initial works lacked a clear narrative theme and only attempted to engage the viewers four senses then allowed for an interpretation of the inputs. The work at Project/Project has a more conceptual basis that takes a specific place and transposes the objects from that space into another environment. This editing of object leads towards a narrative. In this case it led toward the relationship of humans, water and place, since the building had been abandoned after the Missouri river flooded in 2011. This timely narrative was an outgrowth of the specific place not the initial concept. I plan to work with this specific concept of abandoned spaces and objects in the future and look forward to the narratives that are derived. The title was borrowed from a friend and past collaborators sculpture: Elizabeth Dorbad’s “Thoughts on Death, the Little Death and Just General Walks in the Wilderness”.
Brent has a B.S in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University.
He is represented by Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska.