In Range
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In Range I explore unregulated shooting ranges in search of the improvised targets that have been left behind. The choice of objects reveals a pleasure in destruction that I find simultaneously understandable and disturbing. Most disquieting are the objects that were once alive, or that seem to serve as proxy for flesh – the wound in the globe of a cantaloupe, a mangled Polaroid, love notes, or the leftovers of a game carcass. In my renderings of these objects as still lifes, I hope to imbue the viewing experience with a similar tension as is inherent in the activity itself, where aesthetic pleasure is tempered by implied violence.