Torrance Art Museum presents
Deeper Than That
January 16th - March 12th 2016
Opening Reception: January 16, 6-9pm
The Torrance Art Museum is pleased to announce Deeper than that, a solo exhibition of sculptures, drawings and paintings made between 1994 and 2015 by the artist Steve DeGroodt.
The eleven works presented in Deeper than that are a combination of sculpture, painting, and drawing constructed as hyper-conscious assemblage. DeGroodt’s objects reflect ‘Psychic cling’, a metaphorical term of DeGroodt’s invention. Akin to the static cling caused by a charged accumulated through physical friction, ‘psychic cling’ occurs when encounters throughout a life encumber individuals and objects with psychic and historical associations. Deeper than that is DeGroodt’s attempt to work through these layers of materiality and association in order to punctuate the ‘veil’ that separates the ‘real’ from symbolically structured ‘reality’. Degroodt’s process regards intentionally obscured or partially revealed information as negations not to be construed as ‘mysteries’. Instead, these works offer the viewer a realm of “not knowing”, a despatiated interval where alternate realities are possible.