Jason REVOK and Leon Dickey
The process for Jason Revok’s Tape Loop series is driven by the work of avant-garde composer William Basinski, who in the 1980s set out to convert old easy listening tapes to digital, but instead watched his cassettes break apart as they moved through the spool. He kept recording despite the interference and created an unprecedented series called The Disintegration Loops, where the music dissolves into bits before droning, interference and silence bring it to its end. REVOK creates a similar effect though paint - imperfect concentric lines interrupted by a diagonal composition - which he builds up through the methodological use of a paint roller coiled in tape. As the roller spins on the surface of the canvas, the tape shifts, tears and falls off. The result is a series of works that vibrate with intensity and these works are a perfect representation.
Leon Dickey’s most recent body of work consists of found object sculpture, which is solely dedicated to natural objects sourced from in and around the Detroit area. Dickey transforms found and natural objects into ethereal and thought-provoking otherworldly sculptures. The piece Resurgence is composed of burnt beams the artist found at a building in Detroit. As the title suggests, Dickey brings new life to these worn and burnt detritus.