Elif Soyer: Balance Due

February 28-April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm

  • Elif Soyer

    Headmaster, mixed media, 110 x 110 inches, 2016-17.

    Headmaster
  • Elif Soyer

    Headmaster (detail), mixed media, 110 x 110 inches, 2016-17.

    Headmaster (detail)
  • Elif Soyer

    Headmaster (detail), mixed media, 110 x 110 inches, 2016-17.

    Headmaster (detail)
  • Elif Soyer

    Headmaster (detail), mixed media, 110 x 110 inches, 2016-17.

    Headmaster (detail)
  • Elif Soyer

    Headmaster (detail), mixed media, 110 x 110 inches, 2016-17.

    Headmaster (detail)
  • Elif Soyer

    Serve, mixed media, 24 x 24 inches, 2016-17.

    Headmaster (detail)

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Artist Statement

"I have a very full life and I am fortunate to have been able to choose my careers and lifestyle. There is a certain routine that develops over time in any lifestyle. For me, routine has always created a sense of safety from which I have been able to venture out and do not so routine things like sewing pieces of textile together to create neural networks turned into stuffed toy-like sculpture, and training Olympic hopefuls and national champions in fencing. Routine is also imposed on me through the constant flow of information that comes via "snail-mail" into my home and work place. I bring the mail in, I sort through and keep what I need to live my life (bills and such) and that which gets shredded and/or goes into the recycling bin. At some point, this routine (any routine) becomes a cycle and the cycle takes hold. When I think about the cycle too much the comfort in it starts to fade away and a semi-nihilistic shadow creeps further and further in and threatens to stop me in my tracks. In this work I am happy to bring in the future recyclable info-garbage, parse it out of it's context of capitalistic routine and once again create my own context. In the end, what is created is also object, but I hope also a humorous and interesting way to view interact with the mundane."