Saturday, May 21, 2022
7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2022-June 11, 2022
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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As a kid, Maurice Wingfield always had a pencil in his hand.
“I’ve been drawing longer than I’ve been doing anything in my life. My father taught me how to read a schematic and concepts like perspective. Sometimes, I feel like my brain is only working when I have a pencil in my hand. Drawing was a way to project my imagination onto the world, and sometimes, a way to get my ass whipped for drawing on the walls.
Not only did my Dad teach me how to handle a pencil, he saw computerization happening in the VA hospital where he worked as a boiler operator for almost two decades. One day, he went out and bought one. It was love at first sight. Within the computer was the structure that was completely lacking in my life. Computers made sense and they invited you to peer inside. Unlike the featureless black mirrors we carry in our pockets today, this PC clone easily weighed thirty pounds and had huge phillips head screws that you could just undo and open up the machine. Everything was laid out and exposed; the harddrive, the ram, the processor. You can call Intel and they’ll send you the manual detailing every aspect of the device.
In a world where people spend more time with a computing device than I ever dreamed of when I hung out in the computer labs at Shaker High, all I want to do is move to a farm, draw comics, and build robots for the rest of my days.”
noun; an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
Refers to the crossing of the left and right optic nerves as they pass through the hippocampus, but connotes for me the way my eyes reflexively cross when I’m drawing. It’s unconscious. Eyes defocus and cross slightly, projecting my imagination onto the page. You may have glanced over and seen me staring out the window just like that. staring into empty space and making something else be there.
It’s brought me here to a crossroad. On one side of me a life of pleasure devoid of meaning, on the other a calling. A manacle to wear with love for the rest of my life. Prisoner to a dedication.
This show is a record of that distance traveled.
The Digital Garage is a visual arts space offering a system of flexible display surfaces which exhibiting artists can employ in a variety of ways to display their work in the space exposing it to a public which has embraced the merger of their digital and real life.
Come and explore this evolving space!