As we look towards an uncertain future, we reframe and reclaim our personal and inherited
past(s); this radical act functions as a beacon forward.
As we look towards an uncertain future, the reframing and reclaiming of our
personal and inherited past(s) is a radical act that functions as a beacon forward.
Reframing and reclaiming our personal and inherited past(s) are radical acts that functions
as a beacon forward into an uncertain future.
As we look towards an uncertain future, we reframe and reclaim our
personal and inherited past(s) in a radical act that functions as a beacon forward.
As we look towards an uncertain future, we radically reframe and reclaim our
personal and inherited past(s), using them as a beacon forward.
Like using a rear view mirror, as we move through time our ability to understand our history
must be continually reframed. Last month, High Tide curated Imperfect Tools for Navigation
at American Medium, featuring works by Bouché, Jackson and Morris. With this show now
existing in the recent past, Punctual Reality gives the three artists an opportunity to expand
on their ideas and bring the past into focus. Pieces from Imperfect Tools will exist alongside
additional works, creating fresh opportunities for dialogue.
James Bouché (b. 1990) is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. His work explores
the overlap between post-minimalist aesthetic and contemporary subcultures. Inspiration is
drawn from fictional realities and the works are presented as props, turning the gallery into a
minimal stage. The viewer becomes a passive participant, like a ghost moving through
space. Bouché's recent work represents the connection between sexuality and religious
Jared Rush Jackson (b. 1996 South Orange, NJ) is a Philadelphia based artist interested
in the intersection of language, Blackness, and technology. In both material and time-based
works, Jackson’s work communicates through layers of both visual and text-based allusions
and signifiers, leaning towards an ambiguous— yet sometimes sarcastically blunt and
humorous— investigation of contemporary Black culture and visual culture. Recognizing
social media as the biggest catalyst in the way society communicates, Jackson is invested
in emphasizing the nuances in Black communication and language; in both digital and
Devin N. Morris is a Baltimore born, Brooklyn based artist who is interested in abstracting
American life and subverting traditional value systems through the exploration of racial and
sexual identity in mixed media paintings, photographs, writings and video. His works
prioritize displays of personal innocence and acts of kindness within surreal landscapes and
elaborate draped environments that reimagine the social boundaries imposed on male
interactions, platonic and otherwise. The use of gestural kindnesses between real and
imagined characters are inspired by his various experiences growing as a black boy in
Baltimore, MD and his later experiences navigating the world as a black queer man.
Memory subconsciously roots itself in the use of familiar household materials & fabrics,
while symbolically he arranges it. Looking to buoy his new realities in a permanent real
space, Morris posits his reimagined societies as a prehistory to futures that are impossible