David Borawski


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

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

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



space is just a word made up by someone who's affraid to get too close, group exhibition, 2017
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, 2014/17, (right) installation view.





one for tomorrow one just for today, 2017 wear the weary hours down
digital image on vinyl banner, 72" x 144"

wear the weary hours down
digital image on vinyl banner, detail



present danger, group exhibition, 2017 wear the weary hours down
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. installation included in group exhibition at the hewitt gallery of marymount manhattan college, nyc.





equators, collab with tnmot aztro dance co, 2017   wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down wear the weary hours down

equators was presented during the crossing borders conference at housatonic community college, bridgeport, march 2017.





alternative facts, group exhibition, 2017 wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down mechanized hum of another world, 2017.

wear the weary hours down disinformation, 2017.

wear the weary hours down banality of evil, 2017.

wear the weary hours down like father like son, 2017.

installation included in group exhibition at the ely center for contemporary art, new haven.



no minority should climb all over the majority, 2016
wear the weary hours down digital images on satin, pvc, masking tape, gaffers tape.

wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down wear the weary hours down   original proposal, digital rendering.

tadeusz kościuszko, (krakow and detroit), digital images on satin.

installation included in group exhibition "miejsce, a place", galleria foksal, warsaw.




wicked garden, 2016
installation view
i already bought the dream, gaffer tape on floor.

installation view

permission denied, painted steel, cotton bandanas, rubber.


wear the weary hours down
protagonist (black); antagonist (white), fluorescent light, plastic pennants.

wear the weary hours down obliquity, latex paint on coro-plast.

wear the weary hours down count every vote (black); every vote counts (white), plastic chain.

capital, vinyl letters on coro-plast, light box.

wear the weary hours down trying to get over, magazine page (frieze); you go forward i go backward somewhere we shall meet, cotton bandanas.


  the crypt is at the end, digital print on vinyl with cutouts.


empty words, magazine pages (artforum).

wear the weary hours down
i already bought the dream, gaffer tape on floor.


erasure, latex paint on VHS tape cartridges.

skull fucker, ink, vinyl sticker on found advert and coro-plast.


solo exhibition installation view, five points gallery.



blast, 2016
wear the weary hours down
untitled (1061744), (L), untitled (1196491), (R), 48" x 48", ink on tyvek.

untitled (10241193687), (L), untitled (1192828), (R), 48" x 48", ink on tyvek.

wear the weary hours down
installation view, (L), untitled (10241061733), (R), 12" x 12", ink on paper.

untitled (1195132), (L), untitled (10241195130), (R), 12" x 12", ink on paper

solo exhibition, ebk gallery, hartford, ct.



double down, 2015

digital video w/sound. solo exhibition, sell me down the river, real art ways, hartford, ct.



3 pieces, 2015
wear the weary hours down
the dark is the light, 2015, colored duct tape on floor.

thirteenth step, 2015, colored duct tape on floor.

time out of mind, 2012, colored duct tape on floor.
group exhibition borawski-fusigna-roleke, space B, brooklyn, ny.




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.