CODY J. CANNON


Untitled
Concrete, light
4 x 2 x 2 feet
2018


ARTIST STATEMENT

20_march_18

“untitled”

“I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.”
-Richard Serra

Minimalism art became a movement in the 1960’s, and the work set out to expose the essence, essentials or the identities of subjects through the elimination of all non-essential forms, features and/or concepts.

Deciding to leave my work “untitled” was not a hard decision. For me, sculpture has always been about form and material and leaving it untitled does just that. I let those components speak for themselves, with no hidden conceptual meanings behind anything.

Form, line, materiality and space are components I explore through my work. In this piece, I am observing repetition with concrete slabs. Much emphasis has been given to the spaces between each slab, as artificial light penetrates the voids and “imperfections.” The light becomes a three-dimensional material while it draws in space. And the space becomes the work itself.

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