Emporium Center Gallery:"Fracture: Recontextualized" Interactive Solo Exhibition
Knoxville, TN | January 4-25, 2019
Hornsby offers his own "Call for Entries" of sorts to the general public in his solo exhibition at the Emporium Center Gallery, located in his hometown of Knoxville, TN. The show is currently running through Jan. 25, 2019, and features 19 pieces of his latest series "FRACTURE: RECONTEXTUALIZED".
Hornsby’s unique interactive presentation invites individuals to create their own artwork in his "play area," using acrylic "Fracture" tiles. The participants are then encouraged to take photos of their creation and share them on social media.
The original "FRACTURE" series started as 10 individual collective paintings, the largest collective spanning 90" x 90". The "Fracture: Recontextualized" series is an experiment that explores the possible reconfigurations of Hornsby's pre-existing "Fracture" paintings into even larger, more complexed presentations. Hornsby's featured center-piece, F-R-1 (a), spans exceeds that at 109" x 109".
Broadening the creative process to include the general public, Hornsby was pleased to see the public's active interest, involvement, and creative outcomes of his initial work at the opening. He said, "My paintings are not fixed entities, but objects of change. The modularity of my forms opens the door to the possibility of co-creative art with others beside just myself. This collective evolution, with each turn of recomposing and decomposing, offers an alternative perspective and interpretation."
Hornsby's exhibit can currently be viewed at the Emporium Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. until Jan. 25, 2019.
"F-R: Hornsby and Dale Christenson": Artist and collaborator pose together by a print of their joint effort.
Hornsby's solo show center piece: "F-R-1 (a)", an original painting spanning 109" x 109".
Attendees at the First Friday opening of Hornsby's "Fracture: Recontextualized" solo show.
Attendees engage with Hornsby's "Fracture" tiles to create their own art.
An attendee assesses "sketches" of "Recontextualized" possibilities.
Hornsby's F-R-1 (b)
An attendee takes in Hornsby's credentials and story behind "Fracture" and "Fracture: Recontextualized."
Rounding Hornsby's corner of F-R-1 (a) to reveal his original F-R-1 (b) painting.
"F-R: Hornsby and Babinski (a)": Artist and collaborator pose together by a print of their joint effort.