Talking Paper, 12/4-12/27
Adam Milner uses the traces and marks humans leave behind as a departure point for this series of drawings, the artist’s first show of such a vast array of works on paper. The drawings are intimate both in scale and material, using hair, blood, fingernails, and belly button lint to accompany simple marks in ink or graphite. In some works, he automates his body to create a sort of human drawing machine that allows him to produce works rooted in rule and procedure. In another series, he performs analogue image searches by gathering certain types of images from thousands of magazines. Together, this collection of works shows an attention to how the human body is mined, governed, and automated in contemporary life, but with a romance or sensitivity indicative of someone looking for a human connection.
'Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment,' is an ongoing project by San Francisco based Resident Artist artist, Kija Lucas.
Kija Lucas invited members of the Pittsburgh community to bring their sentimental object[s] to Bunker Projects to be photographed and added to the Index.
We carry objects through our lives, attaching memories and meanings to them that surpass their initial usefulness. Something held by a loved one allows us to feel close to that person, even without their presence. While these objects can offer a sense of safety or closeness, they can also be heavy and difficult. When creating a place to live, we commonly introduce these objects to make our spaces our own and to remind us of what matters from our past.
Artist Talk Jan 17, 2016