David Borawski

current:
ct(un)bound, artspace, new haven, nov 7, 2014 through jan 31, 2015
upcoming:
tempest, institute library gallery, new haven, december 2014


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


sea bed, 2014


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

god save your mad parade, 2014

solo exhibition at the new britain museum of american art, new media gallery,
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
installation views.

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


in the next world's fair, 2013
time starts now installation view
time starts now, digital print on aluminum, 2013. installation view.

ever since the world began time out of mind
ever since the world began, digital print on aluminum, time out of mind, gaffers tape on floor, all works 2013.

installation view
world go round when i get to the bottom...
world go round, plastic barrier tape and gaffers tape, 2007-13; when i get to the bottom i go back to the top of the slide, gaffers tape on floor, 2013.


canel my subscription to the resurection, digital LED scrolling sign, 2013.

installation view world go round pros and cons
just a reflection of every one of you, liquid chalk, compact fluorescent lights, rubber coated electrical cords, 2013.

too close to call
too close to call
man in the 5th dimension, digitally printed vinyl banner, 2013.
solo exhibition at the orison gallery, essex, ct.



road to nowhere, 2013
road to nowhere
digital print, 32" x 48", included in group exhibition, road trip, at work-detroit.



cage, 2013

digital print on vinyl, 36" x 84", included in the 7th water tower arts festival, samca, sofia, bulgaria.



somewhere between support and collapse, 2012-13
somewhere between support and collapse installation view somewhere between support and collapse, commercially printed postcard, 5" x 7", installation view. all works 2012.

fool me twice fool me twice

fool me twice, gaffers tape on floor, all work 2012.

savior of the human race savior of the human race
savior of the human race, acrylic on corrugated cardboard, peeled elements.

pros and cons pros and cons pros and cons
pros and cons, plastic pennants, two parts, opposite walls.

too close to call
too close to call, digitally printed vinyl banners, two parts.

savior of the human race
solo exhibition at arts west gallery, elon university, north carolina.



as above, ongoing




digital images on archival paper.



gaze retrained, ongoing

untitled (hobby horses)


untitled (generators)


untitled (water)


untitled (lava lamps)

found images from internet amateur porn sites, refocusing on background objects.



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.