TREVOR BAIRD | COLD HARD EXCELLENT FISH
From November 13 to December 18, 2021.
Sourced from a cache of personal drawings and pictures, Trevor Baird creates ceramic works by imprinting images, comic strips, and patterns flat on plaster.
Repetitive silk screening creates copies of poor images, tenderly painted like watercolours. They are then transferred to wet clay, folded into shape as a matter of decontextualization and recontextualization. This succession of duplicates and alterations reaches the point of deterioration. Thus, displayed images are merely a copy of a copy, a ghost of an image.
The predominant presence of electric blue, reminiscent of hyperlinks, recalls the networked Internet culture. All images are extractions from the artist’s overflowing stream of consciousness crystallized onto a three-dimensional object and devoid of narrative logic.