David Borawski


news:
awarded a berkshire teconic artist's resource trust grant

current:
cool and collected, melanie carr gallery, essex, ct
(oct 21 - dec 31)

alignable-angles, schelfhaudt gallery, bridgeport, ct
(oct 20 - jan 20)

upcoming:
blown away, ebk gallery, hartford, ct (jan 5 - 28)
curmudgeon, odetta gallery, brooklyn, ny (june 1 - july 1)
equators, space gallery, portland, me (july)



same as it ever was, 2017
align-able angles, group, schelfhaudt gallery, bridgeport, ct.

wear the weary hours down installation view

wear the weary hours down same as it ever was, 2017

wear the weary hours down (left) outside in, (right) bars and stripes, 2017

wear the weary hours down (left) no justice, 2014, (right) the time is right for a palace revolution, 2017

wear the weary hours down (left) no peace, 2014, (right)the time is right for a palace revolution, 2017

wear the weary hours down same as it ever was, [detail], 2017



hell in a bucket, 2017
space is just a word made up by someone who's affraid to get too close,
group, artspace gallery, hartford, ct.

wear the weary hours down (left) installation view. (right) bars and stripes, 2017

wear the weary hours down ship of fools, 2017

wear the weary hours down  

(left) man in the 5th dimension, 2014, (right) installation view.





destiny of man, 2017
present danger, group, hewitt gallery, new york, ny.
wear the weary hours down installation view

wear the weary hours down (left) no remorse, 2017; destiny of man, 2016. (right) when i get to the bottom i go back to the top of the slide, 2013

 

cancel my subscription to the resurection, 2013/17





equators, [collab with tnmot aztro dance co], 2017
crossing borders
conference at housatonic community college, bridgeport, ct.
  wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down wear the weary hours down



controlled transmission, 2017
alternative facts
, group, ely center of contemporary art, new haven, ct.
wear the weary hours down installation view

wear the weary hours down mechanized hum of another world, 2017

wear the weary hours down controlled transmission #5, 2017

wear the weary hours down banality of evil, 2017

wear the weary hours down like father like son, 2017



no minority should climb all over the majority, 2016
miejsce, a place, group, galeria foksal, warsaw, poland

wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down wear the weary hours down installation views
  original proposal, digital rendering

tadeusz kościuszko, (left) krakow, (right) detroit), digital images on satin



wicked garden, 2016
solo, five points gallery, torrington, ct.
installation view
i already bought the dream, 2016

installation view

permission denied, 2016

installation view

wear the weary hours down
(left) protagonist, (right) antagonist, 2017

wear the weary hours down obliquity, 2017

wear the weary hours down (left) count every vote ; (right) every vote counts 2017

capital, 2013/16

wear the weary hours down (left) trying to get over, (frieze), 2016
(right) you go forward i go backward somewhere we shall meet, 2016


  the crypt is at the end, 2013/16


empty words, (artforum) 2016

wear the weary hours down
i already bought the dream, 2016


erasure, 2016

skull fucker, 2016


installation view



blast, 2016
solo, ebk gallery, hartford, ct.
wear the weary hours down installation view

(left) untitled (1061744), (right) untitled (1196491), 48" x 48", ink on tyvek

(left) untitled (10241193687), (right) untitled (1192828), 48" x 48", ink on tyvek

wear the weary hours down
installation view, (left) untitled (10241061733), (right) 12" x 12", ink on paper

(left) untitled (1195132), (right) untitled (10241195130), 12" x 12", ink on paper



double down, 2015
solo, real art ways, hartford, ct.

digital video w/sound, 2015



3 pieces, 2015
group, borawski-fusigna-roleke, space b, brooklyn, ny wear the weary hours down
the dark is the light, 2015

thirteenth step, 2015

time out of mind, 2012




statement

i am inspired by the pivotal social and political events that have shaped our world.  i make work that is a conceptually driven investigation of these ideas and their impact upon everyday life.   the work is presented in installations that combine multiple individual pieces (sculpture, video, photography, painting, drawing), arranged within the proscribed space to form provocative visual and intellectual layers.   some pieces may be revisited and revised within a new exhibitiion.  the original subtext is brought into the mix and then reacts to the new arrangement.

 

the pieces employ suggestive titles and visual references, (rock and roll song lyrics, sexual inuendo, art history, industrial design), which draw upon sub/conscious nostalgia as a means of stimulating multiple readings.

positioning the work within this cognitive framework allows for it to reflect on current and historical events from several different perspectives.