September 2014: Tim Timmerman & Andrew Auble
Andrew Auble is a collage artist whose materials come from surprising places. The collages are made from found materials collected at second hand stores and the city dump (just to name a few). Although it may be difficult to discern, these materials include: security envelopes, gift bags, wrapping paper, contact paper, stickers, magazines, and foil from packaging. Each composition is developed first as a sketch, which later functions as a map or schematic grid of where to adhere said materials. Figures clad in uniform-esque attire exist in geometric worlds that deliver a graphic punch. Colors are bold, fields are absolute, and lines are severe… angles and postures are implicit. Topics range from consumer habits to social dynamics to religion to the relationship between humans and technology. Relatively serious subject matter is mitigated well with humor.
Tim Timmerman creates his mixed media sculpture from various objects he’s collected over the years. Tim says it best “Each composition is developed first as a sketch, which later functions as a map or schematic grid of where to adhere said materials. I felt I was invited to surrender to the process of art making. I am by nature a planner with my work, more often than not doing a variety of sketches before ever beginning something, I know in my head generally what I want a work to look like way before I begin. This time I worked differently, I simply looked at the materials I had at hand; the piles of objects, figures, detritus and Tupperware boxes full of assemblage materials, scraps, memorabilia and fabric and I let them talk to me. I looked at what I had at hand and followed where it where it wanted to go. The objects were the words that would create sentences, paragraphs and statements and I found they had much to say once they all got together.”