2015 Season IV
Artist Statement/ Biography
I exploit fissures between materials, objects, and our experiences of the everyday and examine the way their interpretation is sifted through our human perception. While sound is frequently a staring point, the forms of the work vary significantly as they mutate throughout my exploratory process. I am often drawn back to my early interest in the author and provocateur, Alfred Jarry and his creation of Pataphysics, or, “the science of imaginary solutions” as I playfully strive for the most difficult and roundabout answers to the questions at hand.---
John Roach is an interdisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, New York. He received a BA in English from Rutgers University and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College. Recent projects include an artist residency at Pilchuck Glass School; a collaborative project with Craig Dongoski at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture on the Greek Island of Kefalonia; and a residency at the Triangle Artists’ Workshop. His work has been shown in numerous venues in the USA and abroad, most recently in Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection at the Yale University Gallery; Intangible at Leslie Heller Gallery, and Homecoming at Flux Factory.