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wormhole_cullen10

Cullen Washington Jr.
Worm Hole, 2010
basketball hoop, net, pot-scrubbers, wire, acrylic
90 x 32 x 41 inches



spaceTimeCatfish10

Cullen Washington Jr.
Space, Time and Catfish, 2010
net, wood
104 x 30 x 39 inches

Cullen Washington Jr.

Cullen Washington, Jr.'s work utilizes objects bearing evidence of southern culture and social memory. His desire is to reconcile his specific cultural identity with the broader context of the universe. In doing so, Washington creates binary representations that signify place and space. The use of black and white tonalities reference this tension between the individual and the universal. Conversations between social histories and cosmic esoterics create a new cosmology. Basketball hoops become black holes, catfish nets become alien motherships and wood paneling becomes nebula.

In making the work, Washington approaches sculpture and photography with a drawing sensibility. And in turn, creates drawings with sculptural qualities. To further contrast conditions, photos are placed beside drawings and sculpture. Each individual piece works within a gestalt. One piece informs the other in a collective narrative.

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