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Haunting Explorations

"Fracture"

Hornsby's "Fracture" series is a haunting exploration into the fractured human nature and the fight within. It's a combination of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that in­cludes multiple individual paintings that make up large scale presentations. The overall impressions given are the feeling of powerful struggles be­tween strong op­posing for­ces.   MORE

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Haunting Explorations

"Fracture"

Hornsby's "Fracture" series is a haunting exploration into the fractured human nature and the fight within. It's a combination of stark black, white, and gray "shard" imagery that includes multiple individual paintings that make up large scale presentations. The overall impressions given are the feeling of powerful struggles between strong opposing forces.   MORE

"Fracture Recontextualized"

F-R-1a painting
"F-R-1a" is a par­tial com­bina­tion of eight existing "Fracture" paintings.
F-R-1a table-top 'sketches'.
The discovery process begins with experimenting with table-top sketches.
Blue pieces from original paintings used in F-R-1a
"F-R-1a" is a combination of the above paintings, pieces used in blue.
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"Fracture-Recontextualized" is an experiment that joins Hornsby's pre-existing paintings into larger, more complex compositions.

Hornsby explains: "I was inspired by the kinetic technique of Alexander Calder’s mobiles and how he overcame the static nature of art. The modular forms I’ve conceived within each of my paint­ings have the potential to continually vary and evolve through perpetual redesign

and placement. They are not fixed entities, but objects of change. With every fluid unfolding, I believe they are the em­bodi­ment of per­for­mance and in­stal­la­tion art."

"The modularity of my forms opens the door to the possibility of co-creative art, in which I and col­lec­tors/ex­hib­itors/other artists collaborate to jointly deter­mine the ap­pear­ance of the work."

"This col­lective evolu­tion, with each turn of re­com­po­sing and de­com­po­sing, offers an alter­na­tive per­spec­tive and interpretation."

"The original paint­ings can be re-con­textu­alized by the rear­ranging of their parts, there­by provi­ding un­limited pos­sibil­ities not yet im­agined."

"Fracture-Recontextualized" is an experiment that joins Hornsby's pre-existing paintings into larger, more complex compositions.

Hornsby explains: "I was inspired by the kinetic technique of Alexander Calder’s mobiles and how he overcame the static nature of art. The modular forms I’ve conceived within each of my paintings have the potential to continually vary and evolve through perpetual redesign and placement. They are not fixed entities, but objects of change. With every fluid unfolding, I believe they are the embodiment of performance and installation art."

"The modularity of my forms opens the door to the possibility of co-creative art, in which I and the collector/exhibitor collaborate to jointly determine the appearance of the work."

"This collective evolution, with each turn of recomposing and decomposing, offers an alternative perspective and interpretation."

"The original paintings can be re-contextualized by the rearranging of their parts, thereby providing unlimited possibilities not yet imagined."

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Events

Customs House Museum

Clarksville, TN

"Fracture" Solo Exhibition
Customs House Museum
Mar. 8-May 4, 2017
NYC skyline

NYC

Black & White Show
BWAC
Aug. 1-23, 2015

News

"Fracture Recontextualized"
Hornsby's Recontextualized Art: Co-creative and Interactive

Get the PDF press release announcing how Hornsby is redefining “modular art” by repurposing his preexisting artwork.


Nashville Arts Magazine
The "Fracture" Series Featured

Get the PDF press release announcing Hornsby's feature in the Nashville Arts Magazine.

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Customs House Museum

Clarksville, TN

"Fracture" Solo Exhibition
Customs House Museum
Mar. 7-May 4, 2017
NYC skyline

NYC

Black & White Show
BWAC
Aug. 1-23, 2015

News

"Fracture Recontextualized"
Hornsby's Recontextualized Art: Co-creative and Interactive

Get the PDF press release announcing how Hornsby is redefining “modular art” by repurposing his preexisting artwork.

Nashville Arts Magazine
The "Fracture" Series Featured

Get the PDF press release announcing Hornsby's feature in the Nashville Arts Magazine.

BWAC: New York City
Black & White Show

Get the PDF press release announcing the "Fracture" debut at the Black & White Show, NY, NY.

KNOXVILLE
Arts in the Airport

"Cotton 2" of the "Cotton" series shows at McGhee Tyson Airport from Apr. 17-Oct. 8, 2014.

AAF: Knoxville
Hall of Fame Award

Get the PDF press release announcing Hornsby's AAF Hall of Fame induction.

 

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