Agnes Ray
AGNES RAY
It’s very difficult to know for certain what really happened

Cyclogenesis

Cyclogenesis, Marking Time, Pattern Recognition

Sometimes every day feels like a repetition of the one before - the hectic morning scramble getting to school and to work, the endless cycles of laundry and litter boxes, cooking dinners, and cleaning toilets.  But somehow, in all this unchanging domestic tedium, babies are born and parents are buried.  One day you are married, and the next you are not.  Time is both a circle and a ray.  In an effort to confront this reality I re-use, re-exhibit, and re-make older paintings collaborating with them as proxies for former selves.  Because time keeps on moving and I feel the same, but I know I never will be again.  And neither will you.

It’s very difficult to know for certain what really happened

It’s very difficult to know for certain what really happened

2018. Luke Ahern’s neon orange deflated basketball, poster of Stella holding painting in the backyard (2018, 30”x48”, paper poster, $124), and Orange Emergence (2017, 30”x40”, stickers, spray paint, latex paint, gel medium and crepe paper on canvas.

It’s very difficult to know for certain what really happened

It’s very difficult to know for certain what really happened

2018. Luke Ahern’s neon orange deflated basketball, poster of Stella holding painting in the backyard (2018, 30”x48”, paper poster, $124), and Orange Emergence (2017, 30”x40”, stickers, spray paint, latex paint, gel medium and crepe paper on canvas.

It’s very difficult to know for certain what really happened (detail)

It’s very difficult to know for certain what really happened (detail)

2018. Luke Ahern’s neon orange deflated basketball, poster of Stella holding painting in the backyard (2018, 30”x48”, paper poster, $124), and Orange Emergence (2017, 30”x40”, stickers, spray paint, latex paint, gel medium and crepe paper on canvas.

Snapshot

Snapshot

2018. 30”x48.” Paper poster.

Orange Emergence

Orange Emergence

2017, 30”x40.” Stickers, spray paint, latex paint, gel medium and crepe paper on canvas.

I Hate Christmas

I Hate Christmas

2018. Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene#4 (2016, unfired clay, crepe paper, pinecones, wooden shelf covered in silver star stickers), Theories for the Consequences (2013, 48”x60”, sticker backs, latex, acrylic gel medium on canvas, and kaleidoscopic led projection light.

I Hate Christmas

I Hate Christmas

2018. Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene#4 (2016, unfired clay, crepe paper, pinecones, wooden shelf covered in silver star stickers), Theories for the Consequences (2013, 48”x60”, sticker backs, latex, acrylic gel medium on canvas, and kaleidoscopic led projection light.

I Hate Christmas (detail)

I Hate Christmas (detail)

2018. Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene#4 (2016, unfired clay, crepe paper, pinecones, wooden shelf covered in silver star stickers), Theories for the Consequences (2013, 48”x60”, sticker backs, latex, acrylic gel medium on canvas, and kaleidoscopic led projection light.

Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene 2

Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene 2

2016. Unfired clay, produce bag, gravel from walkway.

Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene 1

Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene 1

2016. Unfired clay, tree branch, surveyor’s tape from when we built the garage, paper plate, 2-year-old robin’s nest from over the kitchen door, spray paint.

Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene 1 (detail)

Natural Wonders of the Cthulucene 1 (detail)

2016. Unfired clay, tree branch, surveyor’s tape from when we built the garage, paper plate, 2-year-old robin’s nest from over the kitchen door, spray paint.

Sleeping Shiverghost 2009-2015

Sleeping Shiverghost 2009-2015

2015. 14"x11.” Mixed media on canvas.

Chimeran Constellation

Chimeran Constellation

2016. 36”x48.” Mixed media, My Golden Chimera (2015, Latex paint, gold foil letters, gel medium) on canvas.

Chief Spiritoctopus, 2012-2015

Chief Spiritoctopus, 2012-2015

2015. 14"x11.” Mixed media on canvas.

Darling Tinymoon 2009-2015

Darling Tinymoon 2009-2015

2015. 14"x11.” Mixed media on canvas.

Eternal Poshleopard 2009-2015

Eternal Poshleopard 2009-2015

2015. 12"x12." Mixed media on canvas.