June 5th to Monday, June 29th
June 5th 6-9 pm
Ben Stagl’s new body of work is a playful examination of both the architectural and philosophical concepts surrounding the fold and the act of folding. Influenced by the thoughts and writings of Gilles Deleuze, Edo era Japanese origami, and Chinese paper folding traditions of Zhe Zhi. Stagl’s work pursues questions about separation, relativism, potential realized and latent, subjectivity and notions of space.
Collaboration plays a vital role in Stagl’s process, and is a recurring element in his work. These new works involve collaborations with Alison Heppner, Jon Springer, Angela Dawn, and Matthew Allen Wooldridge.
Stagl received his BFA from Oregon State University in 2003 and currently lives in Portland, OR. He was awarded a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission in 2008. In 2007 he was awarded and Honorarium by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and has recently been a guest lecturer at Oregon State University. In the fall Stagl will be attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA program.
For more information please contact Paul Middendorf paul@galleryHOMELAND.org.