“Sneaking through as an occluded interloper,
Fashioned in the back room,
Growing out of a holey dump...
Beginning to feed off this construct.
Quivering with ecstasy...
Pried from the pit.”
Speculating via a mode of material fabrication, “Pried from the Pit” features new works by Gerard Carson that ruminate on elusive and extemporaneous forces/tendencies, playing out in an indeterminate field of fabulation. Objects collude, materials mesh, and language is (re)rendered into hyperbolic prognostications.
“Pried from the Pit” comes from a networked field of matter that is mediated by means of actuated assemblages, whereby objects and material harbour potentialities of autonomy, straying from anthropos, fostering their own distant and indifferent agencies.
Gerard Carson (b.1987, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is based at Maxilla Studios, London, who works in sculpture, collage, and video.
He graduated from the University of Ulster School of Art & Design in 2010, studying in BA Fine Art and completed an MA in Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Arts in 2015, where he was a recipient of the Frank Bowling Scholarship award.