SCOTT ASHLEY

In my recent series of sculptures I have taken common everyday objects and transformed them in a way that expresses the psychological, emotional and perceptual attachments we have with the objects that surround us. In some of the works I have made a direct modification that denies the original use of the item rendering it non-functional; asking the viewer to re-evaluate it in its new state. In other works, additions have been made that reflect our own dysfunctions that we often project onto the objects and situations of our daily lives. By re-contextualizing these familiar items the viewer is asked not to rely upon pre-determined definitions but is challenged to use their own personal experience to redefine the object and its meaning.

In my work I explore many issues of gender and sexuality. The items and activities I select are typically considered feminine or masculine. These objects convey and address the psychological attachments and gender roles we have associated with these everyday items. They are altered visually, asking the viewer to reconsider their relationship with the object and re-interpret its social role.

The amendments I make to these objects are simple, deliberate and clear. The sculptures are presented in a minimal format so neither the original purpose nor my modifications to them are disguised. My intention is to make work that is visually exciting and intellectually challenging and that examines the subjectivity of the world that surrounds us.

 
RESUME
Scott Ashley

 

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Scott Ashley - neon and found object
Dig

Neon and shovel
52 x 11 x 4 inches
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For the Garden of Futility
Hand Knitted Yarn and Hardware
30 feet x 2 inches
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$3200

Scott Ashley - Insomniac, neon with pleather pillow
Insomniac
neon and mixed media
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WORKS ON PAPER:


Evolution of Desire (triptych)
mixed media
on paper
20 x 15 inches
each
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Slip
mixed media
on paper
20 x 15 inches

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Shroud
mixed media
on paper
20 x 15 inches

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Small evo
mixed media
on paper
20 x 15 inches

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