Robert Jackson Harrington Potential Modulations
Potential Modulations explores the use of mass-produced objects in an art context and hopes to start a dialogue by asking questions such as how do we individualize or personalize things that are inherently not produced to be individual? Other themes explored include the idea of potential and the concepts of what could be versus what is. Utilizing the Mezzanine Gallery, Harrington plans to install several sculptural elements to create a new modular sculpture that adjusts to the possibilities of different sites. These assemblages explore the definitions between sculpture and installation because it must factor the given site into its implementation. For example, the effect on an installation’s arrangement can come from the differing architectural placement of electrical outlets (if any) from various sites, yet the work retains it sculptural identity from location to location.