Superoganism, Billy Crosby

23 Mar 2019–7 Apr 2019


Superorganisms convey activity. Traces of activity can be read in the indexical marks on the paintings, maybe pointing to a different painting or suggesting where another could be. These painterly signs register activity as happening somewhere not just limited to a single canvas but between paintings, each reinforcing or destabilising the next. A chain link mutually depends on another chain link in order to be a chain. Rising from the floor they echo the upright formations created by many of the superorganisms found in nature. The chains can also be thought of as symbolic representations of paintings history as a series of links, reactions or progressions.

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