Daily Featured Artwork: Noel Caban’s “Been fixing the place. Still fixin”
Event Date and Time: May 4, 2020 7:00 pm
Been fixing the place. Still fixin
Latex, mesh, steel rod, 66″ x 43″
“I am a Brooklyn born abstract artist whose work engages urban texture and form. I am interested in materials, and the effects that neglect and indifference have on urban surroundings. As a mixed media artist, I often employ the found and situated as I believe surfaces reveal their history through their cracks, fissures, and decay. My work resembles maps, topographies, fragments of larger wholes. I achieve form by folding, breaking, cutting, subtracting, or adding material, bringing order to texture. While I consider myself a painter, my approach and execution of work will vary depending on the questions and concerns embedded in the materials and processes I use. If forms found on a map are indicators of places and spaces on a topographical landscape, then the forms I create are signifiers of the tangible and intangible effects that failed social and economic policy have had on the urban landscape of this city. This work is a channel for my engagement in social and community-based causes.” – Noel Caban
This piece is from our latest exhibition, Conversations 2020.