john paul kesling

broken mic

august 3rd, 2017 - october 6th, 2017

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about the artist…

In Broken Mic, Kesling’s rejection of hegemonic order gives rise, aesthetically andmetaphorically, to a floating world. His philosophy on inspiration scatters like light in this place: “Music, foggy memories, a new tube of paint, conversations from earlier, a comedy podcast, politics; they are all materials with no hierarchy.” This anarchic vision sets a quiet gaze on figures crisscrossing the boundless confines of self and circumstance, achieving a levity that spirals into poignancy. In Kesling’s world, dreamlike confusions of place, memory, and relationships point to a nostalgia not quite remembered, and unable to be forgotten.