“Ice Cap Extinction Indicator” by Steve Coy – Video and Styrofoam Heads
March 21 – April 18, 2009 Opening – March 21st 6pm-10pm
Steve Coy, Deon Foster, Dave Sanders, Cedric Tai
“We recognize our self from the past experience of our self, the memory of our life. This information also informs our individual world-view. Our world view is the subjective reasoning we apply to objective existence. It is limited by our perspective. It is a projection of the self onto the world, which in turn creates our reality. It is the meaning we put into objects and events that in themselves have no inherent meaning. It is not the way the world is—it is the way you see the world. Your life is the projection of yourself onto the world.”
Steve Coy’s work is concept driven and not based in any particular medium. The most relevant materials are selected for execution. He is inspired by commercialism, corporatism, pop-culture, identity, phobias, fashion, or perhaps even a random encounter of daily life. In addition to his solo practices, he also works collaboratively.
By combining various elements including but not limited to objects, performance, video, documentation, and presentation. Coy seeks to make cultural or social commentary. These elements are used in combinations to create series and entities of work whose life exist beyond gallery walls and can develop and transform through space and time.