This series of recent drawings are inspired by machine aesthetics and reference common tools and domestic utilitarian objects. Gondek’s process begins with digital manipulations from vintage consumer catalogues published in the early 1900’s such as Pratt and Whitney tools, and the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, maker of domestic gadgets. The digitally printed elements she composes recall blueprints or plans, and create a foundation and under drawing for the modification of the context of these implements.
Drawing from observation of actual objects allows for transposition and mutability between layers of printed and drawn information. The objects explored are simultaneously transformed denying their original functional purpose and asserting an animated physical presence and internal narrative.
Opening: Friday October 28 from 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: October 26 – November 19, 2016
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm Sunday 12-4pm