David Borawski


upcoming:

pantsdestroyer zine, new haven (summer)
group exhibition, foksal gallery, warsaw (sept.)




wicked garden, 2016
installation view i i already bought the dream, gaffer tape on floor.

installation view

permission denied, painted steel, cotton bandanas, rubber.


wear the weary hours down
protagonist (black); antagonist (white), fluorescent light, plastic pennants.

wear the weary hours down obliquity, latex paint on coro-plast.

wear the weary hours down count every vote (black); every vote counts (white), plastic chain.

capital, vinyl letters on coro-plast, light box.

wear the weary hours down trying to get over, magazine page (frieze); you go forward i go backward somewhere we shall meet, cotton bandanas.


  the crypt is at the end, digital print on vinyl with cutouts.


empty words, magazine pages (artforum).

wear the weary hours down
i already bought the dream, gaffer tape on floor.


erasure, latex paint on VHS tape cartridges.

skull fucker, ink, vinyl sticker on found advert and coro-plast.


solo exhibition installation view, five points gallery.



double down, 2015

digital video with sound. included in sell me down the river, real art ways, hartford, ct.



3 pieces, 2015
wear the weary hours down
the dark is the light, 2015, colored duct tape on floor.

thirteenth step, 2015, colored duct tape on floor.

time out of mind, 2012, colored duct tape on floor.
group exhibition borawski-fusigna-roleke, space B, brooklyn, ny.



you can't jail the revolution, 2014/15
installation view
installation view
anti fascist protection rampart, digital print on vinyl banner.

wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down greatest threat (of all time), gaffers tape on floor.

you can't jail the revolution, latex paint on sonotubes, plastic chain.

wear the weary hours down no justice, no peace, enamel paint on digital prints, on styrene.

wear the weary hours down m'aider, digital print on nylon flag.

wear the weary hours down nine lives, digital print on canvas.

wear the weary hours down installation for ct(un)bound, artspace, new haven, ct.



great society (today gone), 2014/15
wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down
installation for TEMPEST, the institute library, new haven, ct.



sea bed, 2014


installation for the event rendezvous, dirt salon, hartford, ct.



here today gone, 2014
wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down
site responsive commissioned installation on two floors, for cwos alt space, goff street armory, new haven, ct.



god save your mad parade, 2014




solo exhibition at the new britain museum of american art, new britain, ct.



at the start of the end of history, 2013-14
wear the weary hours down
wear the weary hours down, plastic mesh, 2013.

midnight alleys roam midnight alleys roam
midnight alleys roam, gaffers tape on floor, 2013.

installation view maybe later
maybe later, plastic mesh, 2013.

installation view middle right
middle right, acrylic paint on corrugated cardboard, peeled, 2013.

the crypt is at the end the crypt is at the end
the crypt is at the end the crypt is at the end
the crypt is at the end the crypt is at the end
the crypt is at the end, (detail) digitally printed vinyl banner, 2013.

installation view installation view
voices in my head voices in my head
voices in my head, digital print on aluminum, 2013.

gimme danger gimme danger
gimme danger, digital print on aluminum, 2013.

house of pain house of pain
house of pain house of pain
house of pain, latex paint on masonite paneling, plastic pennants, 2008-13.

cooperation without compromise cooperation without compromise
cooperation without compromise, cotton/poly bandanas, 2013.

capital
capital, vinyl lettering on coro-plast, light box, 2013.


governmentality, digital video with sound, 2013.

solo exhibition at artwalk at the hartford public library, hartford, ct.
[interview with the curator can be found at artwalk.hplct.org]




statement

i am inspired by the pivotal social and political events that have shaped our world.  i make work that is a conceptually driven investigation of these ideas and their impact upon everyday life.   the work is presented in installations that combine multiple individual pieces (sculpture, video, photography, painting, drawing), arranged within the proscribed space to form provocative visual and intellectual layers.   some pieces may be revisited and revised within a new exhibitiion.  the original subtext is brought into the mix and then reacts to the new arrangement.

 

the pieces employ suggestive titles and visual references, (rock and roll song lyrics, sexual inuendo, art history, industrial design), which draw upon sub/conscious nostalgia as a means of stimulating multiple readings.

positioning the work within this cognitive framework allows for it to reflect on current and historical events from several different perspectives.